Battle of Mossy Creek

Battle of Mossy Creek (HMIUB)

Location: Jefferson City, TN 37760 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 7.885', W 83° 28.889'

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December 29, 1863

Federal cavalry under Gen. S.D. Sturgis established a line just east of Mossy Creek. At 9:00 a.m., Confederate Gen. W.T. Martin assembled 2000 dismounted cavalry and eight cannons at Talbott's Railroad Station, three miles east. They advanced along the railroad driving the Federal outposts. After seven hours of severe fighting, Sturgis' Cavalry, with seven cannons and reinforcements by an infantry brigade from the 23rd Corps, repulsed the Confederates. By 4:00 p.m. the fight ended near where it began. It is estimated that the U.S. loss was 109 while the Confederate loss was 400.
Marker Number1C83
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 276700 N 4001376
Decimal Degrees36.13141667, -83.48148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.885', W 83° 28.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 53.10" N, 83° 28' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 254-290 E Old Andrew Johnson Hwy, Jefferson City TN 37760, US
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