Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid ~ July 10, 1862

Marker ID: THC 2E 51
Location: at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 56) and Tennessee Route 108, Altamont, TN
County: Grundy
Coordinates: N 35° 25.78    W 085° 43.41
  35.42966666    -85.7235
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29GZ


Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade, having left Chattanooga July 9, bivouacked here enroute to his capture of Murfreesboro. The Brigade then consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgis Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodard's Kentucky Cavalry Batt