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Davis Bridge, Tennessee battlefield tour


For those that don't know, Davis Bridge, TN will become the state's newest battlefield very soon thanks to land acquisitions and the perseverance of several Civil War preservation groups including the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association. Davis Bridge was fought the day after the October, 1862, Battle of Corinth, MS and was the Union attempt to block the retreat of Gen. Earl Van Dorn's Army of the West.

This is a wonderful chance to see the battlefield in a tour led by Fred Prouty, one of the prime movers behind saving this area for preservation. Please pass this along to anyone who you think might enjoy being part of the tour.

Greg Biggs
Clarksville and Nashville CWRTs

TCWPA Hosts first Three-Star Battlefield Tour at Davis Bridge Battlefield

The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) invites you to its first “Three Star Civil War Battlefield Tour “at Davis Bridge Battlefield on Saturday, December 12, 2009, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join Shiloh National Military Park historians and Tennessee Wars Commission Program Director Fred Prouty for an in-depth tour of the recently protected Davis Bridge battlefield. The tour is open to the public and there is no charge. The tour will “go” rain or shine so appropriate warm and weather protective clothing and good walking shoes are recommended. Davis Bridge Battlefield is located near Pocahontas, TN.

TCWPA will launch its new Three Stars tour series at a reception the evening before in Corinth, MS at the National Park Service visitor center. You are invited to join fellow tour participants and TCWPA board members at the reception Friday evening, December 11, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge.

If you’d like to attend the reception and tour, please RSVP by email to Executive Director Mary Ann Peckham, If you would like to do only the tour, please register online at TCWPA’s web site, (Click on “Events” page). Questions? Contact Mary Ann at

Note: TCWPA will have a block of hotel rooms held in the Corinth area for tour participants and will order box lunches for the end of the tour on Saturday at the Battlefield. For those interested in lodging or lunch, we’ll let you know the lodging cost and location, and the cost of lunch.