Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Confederate Retreat at Sugar Creek

Marker ID: THC 3F 45
Location: on Minor Hill Highway (State Highway 11), Minor Hill, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 1.062    W 087° 11.853
  35.0177    -87.19755
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3M1D


Retreating after the Battle of Nashville, the rear guard of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under General Nathan B. Forrest, and Edward C. Waithall, surprised and halted the Federal advance here on the morning of December 26, 1864, in the last battle of the campaign. The Confederate Army then continued the retreat to the Tennessee River.
Tennessee Historical Commission