Donelson's Brigade at Murfreesboro

Donelson's Brigade at Murfreesboro (HMDYR)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Rutherford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 52.416', W 86° 25.553'

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General Daniel P. Donelson's Tennessee Brigade (CSA) advanced across these fields on December 31, 1862, around 11 a.m. in support of Chalmers' Brigade. Donelson's lines were broken by Chalmers' retreat and by the Cowan ruins. The brigade split in two, with part advancing west into the cedar woods where Colonel William Moore of the 8th Tennessee was killed. They pushed back General Charles Cruft's Brigade (USA) and captured over 1000 prisoners and seven cannons.

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The other part of the brigade advanced toward Round Forest which was defended by Colonel William B. Hazen's Brigade (USA). There the Confederates under the command of Colonel John H. Savage of the 16th Tennessee were halted in a field of corn stalks, where they held until relieved at 1 p.m. by additional attacks ordered by General Braxton Bragg. At day's end, Bragg had thrown four unsuccessful attacks against the Round Forest position.
Marker Number3A 161
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 551826 N 3970081
Decimal Degrees35.87360000, -86.42588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.416', W 86° 25.553'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 24.96" N, 86° 25' 33.18" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 149-167 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37129, US
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