Fighting on the Same Ground TwiceOn the morning of October 10, 1863, Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's campaign suddenly arrived at Blue Springs(present-day Mosheim) when Union cavalry attacked Confederate General John S. Williams's troops. By noon, the Confederate lines were stretched to the breaking point. At 5 P.M., Union infantrymen broke through the forward line of rifle pits, but heavy cannon and musket fire from the main Confederate positions drove them back. Three more assaults on the main Confederate line failed when Confederate Infantry and artillery fire shot them to pieces. After dark, the Confederates withdrew. The Federals pursued them in the morning, and later that day they met again in Rheatown. The tired Confederates escaped toward Jonesborough.
|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 8th, 2014 at 1:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 326051 N 4006298|
|Decimal Degrees||36.18586667, -82.93446667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 11.152', W 82° 56.068'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 11' 9.12" N, 82° 56' 4.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6897-6907 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Mosheim TN 37818, US|
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