Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Hartsville Races

Marker ID: THC 3B 21
Location: West McMurry Street (SR25) west of Thoroughbred Lane, Hartsville, TN
County: Trousdale
Coordinates: N 36° 24.033    W 086° 10.05
  36.40055    -86.1675
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Attacking the Federal 39th, (DuMont's) Brigade from south & west, a task force of 1300 cavalry & infantry under Maj. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, in a running fight, killed, wounded, or captured 2200 men. Confederate losses were 125 killed or wounded. Morgan withdrew south with booty on prisoners, beating off pursuit from Castalian Springs.