Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Davis Bridge ~ October 5, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4C 22
Location: on State Highway 57, Pocahontas, TN
County: Hardeman
Coordinates: N 35° 2.865    W 088° 48.557
  35.04775    -88.80928333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2EE6


Here a force of three brigades under Major General E.O.C. Ord, USA, enroute from Bolivar to Corinth, seized high ground to the east and turned aside the Confederate Army of W. Tennessee, retiring to Holly Springs after its abortive attack on Corinth. Overall Federal casualties were 570. The Confederates crossed the Hatchie at Crum's Mill, 6 miles south.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


More information:
Tennessee Encyclopedia: Battle of Davis Bridge
CWT: Battle of Davis Bridge