Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Donelson’s Brigade at Murfreesboro

Marker ID: THC 3A 161
Location: on Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN
County: Rutherford
Coordinates: N 35° 52.416    W 086° 25.553
  35.8736    -86.42588333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM263K


General Daniel P. Donelson’s Tennessee Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields on December 31, 1862, around 11 a.m. in support of Chalmers’ Brigade. Donelson’s lines were broken by Chalmers’ retreat and by the Cowan ruins. The brigade split in two, wit