Battle of Thompson's Station, TN

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1. Thompson's Station, Tennessee: Wikipedia
2. Battle of Thompson's Station: Wikipedia
3. Battle Summary: Thompson's Station, TN
4. The Battle of Thompson's Station - Civil War Preservation
5. Tennessee Civil War Battle Thompson's Station
6. Information on the Battle of Thompson Station

(3-95) US-31 (Columbia-Franklin Pike) between Franklin and Spring Hill, northeast view. Site Marker: Battle of Thompson's Station, March 5, 1863. In the spring of 1863 the Federal Army operating out of Nashville made several foraging expeditions  into this area collecting food and hay. At this site, General Earl Van Dorn's Confederate Cavalry Corps defeated a Federal task force under Col. John Coburn; he along with 1220 officers and men were captured. The outcome was decided by Forrest's Brigade which overran the Federal left several hundred yards northeast in a flank attack. In this action Forrest's famous horse "Roderick" was killed

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(3-95) Homestead Manor, US-31 (Columbia-Franklin Pike) north of Thompson's Station, west view. Scene of much action during the Battle of Thompson's Station. Site Marker: Built between 1809 and 1819 by Francis Giddens, Revolutionary War gunsmith from Virginia. This house served as refuge for neighbors during the battle of Thompson's Station in 1863. During the fight, 17-year old Alice Thompson , daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Elijah Thompson, dashed out of the cellar when she saw the color-bearer of the 3rd Arkansas Regiment fall. She retrieved his colors and inspired the regiment to carry the field. The house, which also served as a hospital during the battle, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977

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(2010) Enlarge Battle of Thompson's Station historical marker


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