"... break the railroad behind him."Early in November 1863, Union Gen. William T. Sherman was moving east to relieve the Union army at Chattanooga. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered Gen. James R. Chalmers to "harass [Sherman's] rear and break the railroad behind him." Chalmers decided to make a demonstration either at Collierville or Germantown, five miles west of here, to distract Federal cavalry and allow Col. Robert V. Richardson's brigade to destroy track between La Grange and Corinth.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 256755 N 3881135|
|Decimal Degrees||35.04365000, -89.66673333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.619', W 89° 40.004'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 37.14" N, 89° 40' 0.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||901, 662|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 135 Walnut St, Collierville TN 38017, US|
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