Confederate Movements After Sunset November 29, 1864 - Spring Hill TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 35° 43.925 W 086° 57.203
16S E 504215 N 3954234
Quick Description: After the sun set, Confederate plans began to quietly fall apart. Hood appeared confident that Forrest held the pike north of Spring Hill, and thus was not unduly concerned with cutting the pike south of town.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2020 5:33:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM13AQ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Confederate Movements After Sunset November 29, 1864--After the sun set, Confederate plans began to quietly fall apart. Hood appeared confident that Forrest held the pike north of Spring Hill, and thus was not unduly concerned with cutting the pike south of town. Hood’s orders suggest an unfamiliarity with the terrain. To add to the confusion, division commanders began to receive conflicting orders from Hood and Cheatham.

While Cheatham’s orders were aimed at an assault on Spring Hill to the north, Hood continued to issue orders orienting movements towards the pike to the west. Hood’s men had made long and exhausting march, they were unfamiliar with the terrain, and it was pitch dark. The tired and confused Confederate army sat down for the night, cooked supper and went to sleep. John Bell Hood later stated that this movement on Spring Hill had been “the best move in my career as a soldier… I was thus destined to behold to naught.”

LOCATION: Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Main Street half a mile south of Saturn Parkway, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located on the grounds of Rippavilla Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
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