June 24-July 4, 1863
— Anatomy of a Campaign —In late June of 1863, Union Major General William S. Rosecrans launched a massive offensive from his base in Murfreesboro in an attempt to drive Confederate General Braxton Bragg 43,000-man Army of Tennessee from its entrenchments at Shelbyville and Wartrace, and possibly out of the state. The Union commander planned to capture Chattanooga and, in his words, "rescue loyal East Tennessee from the hands of the rebels." The campaign was bold and swift, with relatively few engagements. By July 4th, the Union Army of the Cumberland, 70,000 strong, had forced a Confederate retreat to Chattanooga, leaving nearly all of Tennessee in Union hands.
|Placed By||Tennessee's Backroads Heritage|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 590105 N 3891672|
|Decimal Degrees||35.16395000, -86.01060000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 9.837', W 86° 0.636'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 9' 50.22" N, 86° 0' 38.16" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-106 Front St S, Cowan TN 37318, US|
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