Commanded by Samuel L Freeman
— General Nathan Bedford Forrest's 1st Artillery Captain —Freeman's Battery under the command of Captain Samuel L. Freeman, served with General Forrest from October 9, 1862 until April 10, 1863. On that day, while advancing toward Franklin, Tennessee on the Lewisburg Pike, General Forrest's command was attacked by the 4th U.S. Cavalry. Forrest's regiments were widely separated and Freeman's isolated battery was the focus of their charge. Freeman ordered the battery into action, injuring his knee while placing the guns. A primer failed, and the enemy captured 31 men and their guns.
|Placed By||Freeman's Battery, Forrest's Artillery, Camp 1939 Sons of Confederate Veterans|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 522106 N 3943829|
|Decimal Degrees||35.63803333, -86.75583333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 38.282', W 86° 45.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 38' 16.92" N, 86° 45' 21.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4439 Pyles Rd, Chapel Hill TN 37034, US|
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