Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bragg Invades Kentucky

Marker ID: THC 3B 31
Location: At the intersection of Main St. and 2nd. Ave., Carthage, TN
County: Smith
Coordinates: N 36° 15.075    W 085° 57.133
  36.25125    -85.95221666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9CBC


Moving northwest from Sparta, Bragg, with Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk’s Right Wing, Army of Mississippi, composed of the divisions of Cheatham and withers, passed through here. Forrest’s Cavalry Brigade, covering the left flank of the advance, operated west of Murfreesboro and Lebanon and as far north as Munford, KY., which surrendered to Bragg on Sept. 14.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission