Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hood's Retreat ~ Dec. 17, 1864

Marker ID: THC 3D 17
Location: U.S. 31, Williamson County, south of Franklin, TN
County: Williamson
Coordinates: N 35° 49.826    W 086° 52.95
  35.83043333    -86.8825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Moving rapidly south through Franklin, Stephen D. Lee's Corps, with Chalmers' cavalry division attacked, took up a delaying position in this area about 1:00 p.m. They beat off attacks by Wood's IV Corps & Wilson's cavalry. Here, Gen. Lee was wounded; command passed to Maj. Gen. L. Carter Stevenson. The Army of Tennessee bivouacked that night around Spring Hill.