Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hood's Retreat ~ Dec. 17, 1864

Marker ID: THC 3D 16
Location: U.S. 31, Williamson County, near Hollytree Gap Road
County: Williamson
Waymark: None


Falling back to this locality from its first positions along Little Harpeth River, Lee's Corps, with Chalmer's cavalry division, stood off the attack of Wood's IV Corps and Wilson's cavalry until outflanked on both sides. They then followed Hood's retreating army south through Franklin.