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Davis Bridge Battlefield

Essary Springs Road, Pocahontas, TN 38061, USA  | More on: Davis Bridge »

After the Battle of Corinth on October 5, 1862, the retreating Confederate army under Gens. Sterling Price and Earl Van Dorn met General Ord and 8,000 Union troops at Davis Bridge over the Hatchie River. An all-day battle for the bridge ensued. The Confederates managed to hold off the attacking Union forces and cross the Hatchie at Crum's Mill, farther south.


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From I-40 at Jackson take Highway 45 south to Highway 18; take Highway 18 south to Bolivar. At Bolivar continue south on Highway 125 to Middleton. Turn left on Highway 57 east to Pocahontas Road. Turn right on Pocahontas Road, bear left on Essary Springs Road, and travel approximately 1.5 miles. Look for signs.

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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