May 12, 1863United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the predawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town, surprising the Confederate force there. Forty prisoners, fifty horses and two wagons were captured and the courthouse was burned. Amphibious attacks were a new tactic in the Civil War.
|Marker Number||4D 53|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 407483 N 3942752|
|Decimal Degrees||35.62423333, -88.02166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 37.454', W 88° 1.3'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 37' 27.24" N, 88° 1' 18.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11668 Hwy 412 W, Linden TN 37096, US|
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