December 25, This day during the American Civil War

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December 25, 1864 – The Battle of Anthony’s Hill was an engagement that occurred December 25, 1864, in Tennessee during the American Civil War between combined Confederate cavalry and infantry units commanded by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union forces commanded by Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson. The battle was a part of the 1864 Middle Tennessee Campaign. General Forrest had been assigned by Lt. General John B. Hood to the command of the rear guard of the Army of Tennessee, which was in flight following the military disaster experienced at the Battle of Nashville on December 15-16, 1864. After evacuating Pulaski, Tennessee, on the evening of December 24, Forrest was confronted with the problem of slowing Wilson’s aggressive pursuit enough so that the Confederate army could complete the final 40 miles of its retreat to the Tennessee River. Believing he was pursuing an enemy ripe for capture, Wilson…

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