Spring Hill, TN
November 29, 1864
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Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
October 26-29, 1864 C1
Johnsonville, TN -
November 4-5, 1864 B
November 24 [24-29], 1864 C1
Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield
Gen. John Bell Hood
IV and XXIII Army Corps
Army of Tennessee
Spring Hill was the prelude to the Battle of
On the night of November 28, 1864,
Gen. John Bell
Hood’s Army of
Tennessee marched toward Spring Hill to get astride
Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield’s Union army’s life line.
Cavalry skirmishing between
Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson’s Union cavalry and
Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford
Confederate troopers continued throughout the day as the Confederates advanced.
On November 29, Hood’s
infantry crossed Duck River and converged on Spring Hill.
In the meantime, Maj.
Gen. Schofield reinforced the troops holding the crossroads at Spring
In late afternoon, the Federals repulsed a
piecemeal Confederate infantry attack.
During the night, the rest of
Schofield’s command passed from Columbia
through Spring Hill to Franklin.
This was, perhaps,
Hood’s best chance to isolate and defeat the Union army.
The engagement has been described as “one of the
most controversial non-fighting events of the entire war."
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