Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Moscow - "The river seemed like running blood"

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Location: is on State Highway 57 east of Somerville Street, Moscow, TN
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 35° 3.6    W 089° 23.98
  35.06    -89.39966666
Waymark: None


By late in 1863, the Union army occupying West Tennessee strongly defended the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, which ran eastward from Memphis through Moscow. Federal infantry, including the U.S. Colored Troops of the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry, manned