"A Hard Nut To Crack"
— The Battle For Decatur —The Decatur crossing of the Tennessee River was used extensively by Union forces. In the Fall of 1863, elements of Major General William T. Sherman's Army of the Tennessee passed through Decatur on their way from Vicksburg to Chattanooga. Union commands from the Army of the Tennessee spent the spring of 1864 camped at Decatur, and were inspected by Major General James B. McPherson and Sherman on March 25, 1864.
|Placed By||City of Decatur|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 501420 N 3830550|
|Decimal Degrees||34.61681667, -86.98450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 37.009', W 86° 59.07'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 37' 0.54" N, 86° 59' 4.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1105 Sycamore St NW, Decatur AL 35601, US|
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