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Stop 4

Federal Forward Line

1410 Columbia Ave




1.5 miles from Winstead Hill, on the left, is a marker for the where the advancing Confederates encountered their first resistance.  Colonel Conrad’s and Colonel Lane’s Federal brigades were placed east and west of the pike as a forward defense line. The massive Confederate charge overran the position and the Federals became intermingled with the Confederates in a race toward the main line. 



Click the thumbnail to read the Historic Marker


Continue on Columbia Avenue 2.7 miles and turn left into the parking lot opposite the city park that was referred to as the Slaughter Pen near the Carter Gin House.



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