Tullahoma Campaign Historical Marker and the Ganoe-Bussell Cabin
Markers located at this site as well as the small monument marking the location of the Army of Tennessee headquarters. Photo by Sharon N. Goodman.
Image of the Ganoe-Bussell log cabin. Photo by Sharon N. Goodman.
Backstory and Context
Following the events of the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tullahoma became the headquarters of the Army of Tennessee under the command of General Braxton Bragg. This headquarters became the longest undisturbed encampment of any Confederate troops in the war. The soldiers were stationed here until the ever-advancing Union troops, under the command of Major General William S. Rosecrans, forced a retreat to Chattanooga. Following this retreat, the Union Army controlled the vast majority of Tennessee.
Another point of interest located near this site is a small log cabin which can be seen from this cluster of markers. This cabin, known as the Ganoe-Bussel cabin, was purchased by the Ganoe family in 1898 and used by their descendants until 1975. The cabin itself likely predates its purchase as evidence by its general structure as well as the building practices used in its construction. This small one-room home is likely the oldest building in all of Tullahoma.
"History of Tullahoma." Tullahoma. City of Tullahoma, Accessed August 8th 2016. . Morfe, Don. "Tullahoma Campaign." Historical Marker Database. July 13, 2014. Accessed on August 5th 2016. .