Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid July 13, 1862

Marker ID: THC 2E 50
Location: U.S. 70S, Cannon County, in Readyville, TN
County: Cannon
Waymark: None


Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid
July 13, 1862

Having brought about the surrender of the Federal garrison of Murfreesboro by 4:00 p.m., Co!. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Brigade halted here overnight, enroute to McMinnville, where prisoners were processed and captured material inventoried. In addition to the extensive capture of men and horses, and destruction of material, munitions and rolling stock, the raid had caused the abandonment by Major General Don Carlos Buell of the Federal drive on Chattanooga.