Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Army of Tennessee June 27, 1863



Marker ID: THC 3G 8
Location: U.S. 41A, Bedford County, west outskirts of Shelbyville
County: Bedford
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Army of Tennessee
June 27, 1863


Polk's Corps took up strong defensive positions in this area in early January, 1863. Direct pressure by Stanley's Cavalry Corps and Granger's Reserve Corps, plus flanking operations by Rosecrans' Army at Manchester, forced its withdrawal to Tullahoma, and later to Chattanooga.