Nashville and Decatur Railroad - Spring Hill TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 35° 44.574 W 086° 55.629
16S E 506587 N 3955435
Quick Description: In the fall of 1864, this railroad was used as a major supply line for Union garrisons throughout Tennessee, north Alabama and north Georgia, Spring Hill was an important wood and water stop on this railroad.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2020 5:58:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM13AQF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Nashville and Decatur Railroad-ust west of this site is the antebellum Nashville and Decatur Railroad. During Sherman’s Campaign against Atlanta, from May to September 1864, this railroad played a critical logistical role when it served as the northbound or return route for his supplies. Trains returning from Sherman’s army carried wounded soldiers, confederate prisoners of war, southern refugees, mail and empty freight cars. In the fall of 1864, this railroad was used as a major supply line for Union garrisons throughout Tennessee, north Alabama and north Georgia, Spring Hill was an important wood and water stop on this railroad, and an antebellum railroad depot stood approximately where the modern depot is today.

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(upper right) Spring Hill Depot, Post Civil War (courtesy Spring Hill Library)

LOCATION: Marker is in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker can be reached from Kedron Road 0.2 miles from Old Kedron
Road, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located at the entrance to the Spring Hill Battlefield-Jerry Erwin Park. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Hill TN 37174, United States of America.
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