Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bragg Invades Kentucky

Marker ID: THC 2D 19
Location: U.S. 70S, White County, in Sparta, at TN Routes 1 and 26
County: White
Waymark: None


The Army of Mississippi passed here. Forrest's Cavalry Brigade, reporting Sept. 3, moved out to screen the left flank. Here, Sept. 5, Bragg advised his army of Kirby Smith's victory at Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30. At Milledgeville, 10 mi. N. Bragg, with Polk's Right Wing, turned west to pass through Carthage. Hardee's Left Wing, screened by Wheeler's Cavalry Brigade, moved north through Gainesboro. The columns reunited at Tompkinsville, Ky.