Saving the CourthouseIn November 1862, Confederate cavalrymen under Col. Albert G. Cooper camped near Lawrenceburg. He confined captured Federal soldiers and Union sympathizers in the jail here on the town square. Union Maj. Thomas C. Fitz Gibbon, commanding the post at Columbia, selected a detachment of 120 troopers from the 14t Michigan Mounted Infantry and set off to surprise the Confederates here the next morning. Unknown to Fitz Gibbon, however, Confederate scout Tom Moss heard of the plan and hurried ahead to warn Cooper of the impending attack.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 469491 N 3899802|
|Decimal Degrees||35.24083333, -87.33531667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 14.45', W 87° 20.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 14' 27.00" N, 87° 20' 7.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-199 Waterloo St, Lawrenceburg TN 38464, US|
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