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Tiptonville in Lake County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Capture of Island No. 10

Apr. 8. 1862

 
 
Capture of Island No. 10 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Capture of Island No. 10 Marker
Inscription. Covered by Federal gunboats, Maj. Gen. John Pope landed part of his army of 25,000 on the west shore of Madrid Bend, outflanking Confederate defenses, causing abandonment of the island. Brig. Gen. W.W. Mackall, retreating south, finding himself cut off by gunboats and high water, surrendered the remnant of the Confederate force on the northern outskirts of Tiptonville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 24.)
 
Location. 36° 22.695′ N, 89° 29.038′ W. Marker is in Tiptonville, Tennessee, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (Tennessee Route 21) and South Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Church Street. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the county court house. Marker is in this post office area: Tiptonville TN 38079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tiptonville Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 2.9 miles away); Reelfoot Lake
Marker in front of the County Court House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Marker in front of the County Court House
(approx. 3 miles away); Confederate Burials (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Capture of Island No. 10 (approx. 4.5 miles away); Confederate Forts & Batteries (approx. 4.5 miles away); New Madrid Earthquake (approx. 12.6 miles away in Kentucky). Click for a list of all markers in Tiptonville.
 
Also see . . .  The Capture of Island No. 10. Official reports of the battle. (Submitted on April 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Retreat Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. Confederate Retreat
Looking north along State Route 22, north of Tiptonville. After the Federal landings at Tiptonville, the Confederates attempted a breakout down a narrow road leading between the Mississippi River bottom swamps and Reelfoot Lake to the east. Today the ground surrounding the road is farmland, drained in the early 20th century.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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