Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Battle of Middleburg ~ August 30, 1862



Marker ID: THC 4C 32
Location: on State Highway 18 south of Enon Lane, Bolivar, TN
County: Hardeman
Coordinates: N 35° 11.888    W 089° 5.228
  35.19813333    -89.08713333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Ordered to raid Federal supply lines in West Tennessee, Confederate General Frank C. Armstrong rode north from Holly Springs, Mississippi in August 1862, with a large force of cavalry. Near this spot on August 30, Armstrong engaged a Union brigade commanded by Col. Mortimer Leggett, sent to destroy him. After a fierce day-long battle, allowing the Confederate to continue their raid north of the Hatchie River.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


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More Information
Hardeman Chamber of Commerce: The Battle of Middleburg, TN