Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid ~ July 11, 1862

Marker ID: THC 2E 53
Location: U.S. 70S, Warren County, on each approach to McMinnville
County: Warren
Waymark: None


Arriving from Chattanooga, Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade, consisting of the 8th Texas Cavalry, 2nd Georgia Cavalry, Woodard's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion, and a head-quarters unit commanded by Captain William Forrest, was joined by the 1st Georgia Cavalry Battalion (Morrison), part of Spiller's Cavalry Battalion (Baxter Smith), and two independent cavalry companies (Taylor & Waltham). The brigade, now about 1,400 strong, bivouacked beyond the town, along Mud Creek.