Battle of Hoover’s & Liberty Gap
116 Confederate Cemetery Road | Beech Grove, TN 37018
The Park is the site of a lesser known Battle of Hoover’s Gap that was fought in the Civil War during the Unions 1863 campaign for the Control of Middle Tennessee. It is also the site of dozens of unknown Confederate soldiers killed at Hoover’s Gap.
“The Battle of Hoover’s Gap (24 June 1863) was the principal battle in the Tullahoma Campaign, in which Union General William S. Rosecrans drove General Braxton Bragg’s Confederates out of Central Tennessee. Rosecrans’ feigned move on the western end of the Confederate line had left the eastern mountain passes lightly defended, and Colonel John T. Wilder’s mounted infantry achieved total surprise when they attacked Hoover’s Gap. Success was attributed both to Rosecrans’ brilliant deception tactics and the high morale of Wilder’s ‘Lightning Brigade’, equipped with the new Spencer repeating rifle, which totally disoriented the enemy”… read more – Wikipedia
The tour includes the Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee and Bell Buckle near the Battle of Liberty Gap.
Beechgrove Confederate Cemetery and Park: 116 Confederate Cemetery Road | Beech Grove, TN 37018
Note: get the full screen experience by clicking the icon in the lower left of the video frame. A zoom option is available also for reading the historical signage. Some markers are embedded in the floating icons.
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