Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Wheeler's Raid ~ OCT. 2, 1863



Marker ID: THC 2A 18
Location: on Taft Highway (U.S. 127), Dunlap, TN
County: Sequatchie
Coordinates: N 35° 17.508    W 085° 22.892
  35.2918    -85.38153333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This road, then part of the Anderson Turnpike, was used by Federal wagon trains between the base at Bridgeport, Ala., and the besieged army in Chattanooga. West of here, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, raiding northwestward with his cavalry, intercepted a train, estimates from between 800 and 1000 wagons, burned it and captured a number of mules.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.