Moscow (pron.: /ˈmɒskoʊ/ MOS-koh) is a city in Fayette County, Tennessee. The population was 556 at the 2010 census.
Battle of Moscow
Moscow was the site of a skirmish during the Civil War on December 4, 1863. Confederate cavalry under the command of Gen. Stephen D. Lee attempted to burn the railroad bridge over the Wolf River, in order to aid Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in returning to Tennessee from Mississippi. They were thwarted by African-American Union troops who were stationed nearby. Union Gen. S. A. Hurlburt wrote of these troops in a dispatch dated December 17, 1863: "The recent affair at Moscow, Tennessee, has demonstrated the fact that colored troops, properly trained and disciplined, can and will fight well."
Compton Newby Crook, who was born in Rossville, Tennessee and who wrote science fiction under the pseudonym Stephen Tall, grew up in Moscow.