Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Return From Kentucky

Marker ID: THC 1B 54
Location: on N Davy Crockett Pkwy (US 25E) just north of Reeds Chapel Rd., Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 15.016    W 083° 16.397
  36.25026666    -83.27328333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55KD


Passing through here from Cumberland Gap following Bragg's unsuccessful invasion of Kentucky, the newly constituted Army of Tennessee here turned west to Knoxville. Scott's Cavalry Brigade led, followed by a procession of refugees, captured livestock and material, and the corps of Polk, Hardee and Kirby Smith and Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade. Kirby Smith Resumed command in East Tennessee; the army went by rail to Murfreesboro.