"The river seemed like running blood"By late in 1863, the Union army occupying West Tennessee strongly defended the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, which ran eastward from Memphis through Moscow. Federal infantry, including the U.S. Colored Troops of the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry, manned a nearby fort. It guarded a large wooden railroad bridge and a plank wagon bridge that both spanned the Wolf River one-half mile to your left. Union guards in rifle pits there protected State Line Road (today's Highway 57). At midday on December 4, Union Col. Edward Hatch's cavalry brigade passed by here heading west from a week-long patrol.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 281164 N 3882330|
|Decimal Degrees||35.06000000, -89.39966667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 3.6', W 89° 23.98'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 3' 36.00" N, 89° 23' 58.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14060 TN-57, Moscow TN 38057, US|
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