Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Experiment in Armor

Marker ID: THC 2E 45
Location: in the median of Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41), Beechgrove, TN
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 35° 29.203    W 086° 5.47
  35.48671666    -86.09116666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Hereabouts, on June 20, 1941, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., personally led his 2nd Armored Division across several fords of Duck River, quickly surrounding and defeating his maneuver opponents in the Manchester vicinity, thus proving that modern armor,