December 29, 1863Federal 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.
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 276700 N 4001376|
|Decimal Degrees||36.13141667, -83.48148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 7.885', W 83° 28.889'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 7' 53.10" N, 83° 28' 53.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 254-290 E Old Andrew Johnson Hwy, Jefferson City TN 37760, US|
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