Battle of Johnsonville

Battle of Johnsonville (HMZJ8)

Location: Waverly, TN 37185 Humphreys County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 4.955', W 87° 47.694'

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On November 4, 1864, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate cavalry attacked and destroyed the river port of Johnsonville located ten miles west of here on the Tennessee River. Union losses included four gunboats, fourteen steamboats, seventeen barges, and roughly 95,000 tons of quartermaster stores. One hundred and fifty prisoners were captured. This Confederate victory is one of the few known instances of a cavalry defeating a naval force. In 1945 TVA's Kentucky Reservoir flooded Johnsonville.
HM NumberHMZJ8
Marker Number3E 24
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 428431 N 3993400
Decimal Degrees36.08258333, -87.79490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 4.955', W 87° 47.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 4' 57.30" N, 87° 47' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 S Court Square, Waverly TN 37185, US
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