Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Morgan at Gallatin ~ August 12, 1862

Marker ID: THC 3B 27
Location: U.S. 31E Sumner County, in Gallatin, near TN 25
County: Sumner
Waymark: None


Coming from Dixon Springs, Col. John H. Morgan, with the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, captured without a fight the Federal garrison of 200 men under Col. Boone, USA. He then destroyed the railroad bridge south of town, the tunnel six miles north, and all available rolling stock, cutting the line between Louisville and Nashville. Leaving a small detachment, he withdrew to Hartsville.