Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Beech Grove Engagement

Marker ID: THC 2E 40
Location: on Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), Beechgrove, TN
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 35° 37.718    W 086° 14.55
  35.62863333    -86.2425
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMH1G


On June 24, 1863, Union forces under Rosecrans overpowered Confederate defenders on Hoover's Gap, commanded by Stewart, Bate, and Bushrod Johnson. This was the beginning of Bragg's withdrawal to Chattanooga. Unknown soldiers who fell in the battle are bur