Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Civil War “No Man's Land”



Marker ID: THC 2A 109
Location: 7723 Dalton Pike, Cleveland, TN
County: Bradley
Coordinates: N 35° 0.532    W 084° 55.213
  35.00886666    -84.92021666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Civil War “No Man's Land”


After battles at Chattanooga in November 1863, and before the Atlanta Campaign the following May, southern Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines at Cleveland, Tennessee, and Dalton, Georgia. Both armies scouted the area. Soldiers and guerrillas looted farms and businesses. Here in February 1864 elderly Unionist Joseph Lusk II fought off rebels trying to steal his mules. One rebel was killed. Lusk's home was burned in retaliation.

Tennessee Historical Commission.
2015