“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenton in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 21, 1862

Forrest's Raid image. Click for full size.
By Russ Keltner, circa October 2008
1. Forrest's Raid
Inscription. At Kenton, a detachment of Forrest's Brigade coming North from Rutherford, captured the Federal garrison 250 men including Col Thos.J.Kenney, 122nd Illinois Infantry. They also tore up the five miles of track between the two towns.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 18.)
Location. 36° 12.126′ N, 89° 0.721′ W. Marker is in Kenton, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Poplar Street (U.S. 45W) and West Church Street, on the right when traveling south on South Poplar Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenton TN 38233, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Crockett's Last Home (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rebecca Hawkins Crockett (approx. 5.5 miles away); Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza (approx. 10.7 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Trenton (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Categories. War, US Civil
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Kurtz, June 9, 2004
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on , by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Nick Kurtz of Littleton, Colorado. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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