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Medon in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Armstrong's Raid

Aug. 25 - Sept. 3, 1862

 
 
Armstrong's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, November 14, 2008
1. Armstrong's Raid Marker
Inscription. Raiding northward out of Mississippi to prevent reinforcement by U.S Grant of Buell's army in Middle Tennessee, Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade passed through LaGrange and Grand Junction, engaged Federal troops at Bolivar and cut the railroad at Toone. They besieged the garrison here, then moved west to fight the Battle of Britton's Lane, thereafter withdrew southward
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 27.)
 
Location. 35° 27.423′ N, 88° 52.124′ W. Marker is in Medon, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 18) and Bowman Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medon TN 38356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Britton Lane (approx. 5.5 miles away); Battle of Britton Lane (approx. 5.5 miles away); Battle of Britton's Lane (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pinson Mounds (approx. 8.7 miles away); Historic Bemis
Armstrong's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, June 27, 2015
2. Armstrong's Raid Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Denmark Presbyterian Church Mulberry Grove (approx. 9 miles away); Flag Bearer for Denmark Danes (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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