Hazardous NavigationAfter the fall of Fort Donelson in February 1862, Federal forces gained control of Nashville and transported most of their supplies to the city via the Cumberland River. Extending for five miles along the river here, the Harpeth Shoals made navigation hazardous. The rough waters gave Confederate guerrillas an opportunity to disrupt the Union supply line. In 1862 and 1863, Confederate Col. Thomas G. Woodward's partisans frequently attacked Union shipping at the Shoals. Federal commanders sent frequent patrols to the area, but their poorly equipped cavalry and the guerrillas' ability todisperse rapidly thwarted Union attempts to control the Shoals effectively.
|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||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 486220 N 4017641|
|Decimal Degrees||36.30366667, -87.15348333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 18.22', W 87° 9.209'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 18' 13.20" N, 87° 9' 12.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1190 Dozier Boat Dock Rd, Charlotte TN 37036, US|
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