A Brief FightLess than half a mile west of here, on the Lewis Whitaker farm, the only engagement of the war in Cumberland County between regular Union and Confederate troops took place on December 9, 1863. Several companies of Col. Thomas J. Jordan's 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry bivouacked there after Confederateforces dislodged them from Sparta. Ascending the Cumberland Plateau on the road to Crossville earlier that day, Jordan intended to cross the mountains and join forces with Gen.Ambrose E. Burnside near Knoxville.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series.|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 662800 N 3982834|
|Decimal Degrees||35.97636667, -85.19430000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 58.582', W 85° 11.658'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 58' 34.92" N, 85° 11' 39.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 441-487 E Main St, Crossville TN 38571, US|
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