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General Hood's Narrow Escape - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 50.461 W 087° 35.627
16S E 445711 N 3855573
Quick Description: Confederate General John B. Hood managed to escape over the Tennessee River at Bainbridge Ferry, a few miles south of here on December 26, 1864.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 2:21:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9WX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The General Hood's Narrow Escape historical marker is a Florence Historical Board metal marker. It is located on US Hwy 72. The marker was placed by the Florence Historical Board.
Marker Name: General Hood's Narrow Escape

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker text: General Hood's Narrow Escape December 26, 1864 Following his tragic defeat at Franklin and Nashville, General John B. Hood managed to escape over the Tennessee River at Bainbridge Ferry, a few miles south of here on December 26, 1864. Two corps under General Benjamin Cheatham and Stephen D. Lee were the first to cross, followed by men under General Alexander P. Stewart. General Nathan B. Forrest and Edward C. Walthall were the last to escape over this treacherous pontoon crossing which narrowly missed becoming one of history's bloodiest fields of slaughter.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Unkown

Marker Number: None

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