St. John's Episcopal Church
Columbia, TN 38401
Along this road on Nov. 23, 1864, a small contingent of poorly-armed Union cavalry delayed the advance of Confederate horsemen under Gen. N.B. Forrest who were riding ahead of Hood's main army. The Federals made a stand here and fought off swarming attacks. The time bought by this Union cavalry unit prevented the immediate capture of Columbia and allowed more time for Schofield's troops to withdraw toward Nashville.