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: None
 



Text:

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 P. Bradley's brigade. Union resistance and darkness halted Cleburne's pursuit of Bradley's brigade.

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