Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest and Capron ~ Nov. 24 1864

Marker ID: THC 3D 19
Location: at the entrance to the St. Johns Church and Cemetery on Trotwood Avenue (State Highway 243), Columbia, TN
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 34.493    W 087° 8.289
  35.57488333    -87.13815
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD315


Forrest's cavalry, screening the advance of Stewart's Corps on Columbia met Capron's Cavalry Brigade in this locality and chased it back to Columbia, where the presence of Stanley's XXIII Corps behind entrenchments gave them protection and prevented Forrest from seizing the bridges over Duck River.

Tennessee Historical Commission