Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Big Creek Skirmish ~ November 6, 1863

Marker ID: THC 1B 22
Location: U.S. 11W, Hawkins County, 2.2 miles east of Rogersville
County: Hawkins
Waymark: None


4 miles southwest, to the north of Big Creek, the Confederate cavalry brigades of Gen. Sam Jones, coming from Rogersville, and of Col. Henry Giltner, coming from Surgionsville, caught between them the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Federal) and a detachment of the 7th Ohio Cavalry, and captured the whole force.