Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Confederate Attacks at Spring Hill / November 29, 1864

Marker ID:  3D 73
Location: 3525 Kedron Road, Spring Hill, TN
County: Maury
Coordinates: N 35° 44.235    W 086° 55.489
  35.73725    -86.92481666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMY8DF


Confederate Attacks
at Spring Hill

November 29, 1864

On November 29, 1864, General Nathan B. Forrest approached Spring Hill from the east at 11:30 a.m. From here, General James Chalmers launched an attack to seize the Columbia-Nashville Pike to the west. Surprised by strong Union forces, Chalmers was defeated. Upon his return, Forrest noted "They was in there sure enough, wasn't they, Chalmers?" At 3:45 p.m. Major General Patrick Cleburne's division attacked the Union forces and defeated Brigadier General Luther F. Bradley's brigade, Union resistance and darkness halted Cleburne's pursuit of Bradley's brigade.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.