— Forrest's Second Tennessee Raid —Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1962-Jan 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Forrest crossed the Tennessee River at Clifton, defeated Union Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's cavalry at Lexington, captured Trenton and Union City, and ranged briefly into Kentucky. He raided back through Tennessee, evaded defeat at Parker's Cross Roads, and crossed the river again at Clifton. Grant changed his supply base to Memphis.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails (Tennessee)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 340076 N 3944284|
|Decimal Degrees||35.62943333, -88.76610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 37.766', W 88° 45.966'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 37' 45.96" N, 88° 45' 57.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-160 Cotton Grove Rd, Jackson TN 38305, US|
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