Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bragg Invades Kentucky

Marker ID: THC 2B 24
Location: On Main Street (US 27) at state route 30, Pikeville, TN
County: Bledsoe
Coordinates: N 35° 37.014    W 085° 11.19
  35.6169    -85.1865
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2B4V


On Aug. 29, 1862, the Army of Mississippi was enrout to Kentucky: Army Headquarters was near Dunlap; Col. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade was moving against Maj. Gen. A McD. McCook's Federal Division at Altamont. Advance elements of Maj. Gen Leonidas Polk's Right Wing were hereabouts; Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee's Left Wing had cleared Chattanooga.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.