Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hood's Retreat ~ Dec. 24-25, 1864

Marker ID: THC 3F 12
Location: U.S. 31, Giles County, near Buford's, TN, in park
County: Giles
Waymark: None


Leaving Columbia Dec. 20, the Army of Tennessee went south via Pulaski. Forrest's Cavalry Corps, with Walthall's infantry division, formed the rear guard. At this creek, pursuit by Wilson's Cavalry was cheeked here after a hot engagement. The rear guard f