Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Morgan's Wedding

Marker ID: THC 3A 62
Location: on East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 50.748    W 086° 23.467
  35.8458    -86.39111666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMT5B9


In a home which stood here, Brig. Gen. John H. Morgan, CSA, was married to Miss Martha Ready December 14, 1862, by Bishop (also Lt. Gen. CSA) Leonidas Polk. Col. Basil Duke was best man. Among the groomsmen were Gen. Braxton Bragg, Lt. Gen. W.J. Hardee, Maj. Gens. J.C. Breckinridge and B.F. Cheatham and Col. G. St. Leger Grenfell. Also present was President Jefferson Davis.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission