Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Battle of Hartsville - December 7, 1863

Marker ID: THC 3B 57
Location: on River Street (Tennessee Route 141), Hartsville. TN
County: Trousdale
Coordinates: N 36° 22.801    W 086° 10.427
  36.38001666    -86.17378333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


After marching 24 miles in four inches of snow and crossing the icy Cumberland River, Colonel John Hunt Morgan and 1,300 men attacked the Federal 39th Brigade under the command of Colonel Absalom B. Moore. Although greatly outnumbered, Morgan succeeded in capturing approximately 1,800 prisoners and recrossing the Cumberland before federal reinforcements arrived from Castalian Springs. federal losses were 2,096 while Confederate losses totaled 139.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


More information:
Wikipedia: Battle of Hartsville
NPS: Battle of Hartsville - Battle Summary
TN Gov: Fort Pillow State ParkBattle of Hartsville Civil War Driving Tour & Memorial Park