Hood crossing of the Tennessee River:
Where did Gen. Hood cross of the Tennessee River on his escape out of region in late 1864? Bainbridge is the location mentioned in the official records, but after the river was damed, it is now a lake. On December 27th 1864 at 3:00 am Hood’s retreat of the Army of Tennessee began a two day evacuation across the river. U.S. Navy gunboats were just a few miles downstream, but due to the turbulent river at Muscle Shoals, were unable to reach the crossing and do any harm.
Looking north towards the location.