Battle of Sugar Creek, Minor Hill, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NickTnReb
N 35° 01.063 W 087° 11.859
16S E 481967 N 3875025
Quick Description: Small battle in which the Confederate Cavalry fought a rear gurad action against the pursuing Union forces halting their advance and pursuit after Hood's failed 1864 Tennessee Campaign.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 12:39:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM3PTF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 85

Long Description:
This small battle consisted the action the Confederate Cavalry troops under the direction of Generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and Edward C. Walthall fought against the pursing Union troops after Hood's failed campaign to recapture Tennessee in late 1864. The Confederate Cavalry awaited the Union pursuers along a blind curve in the fog along the banks of Sugar Creek in southern middle Tennessee near present day Minor Hill, Tennessee. The battle although by no means a major action did create considerable consternation amoung the Union pursuers throwing them into great confusion and thus halting the pursuit for some length of time. This precious time allowed Hood's shattered remant of the Confederate Army of Tennessee time to escape across the Tennessee River to safety farther south.
Name of Battle:
Battle of Sugar Creek, Minor Hill, TN


Name of War: US Civil War

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Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): Not listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

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