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Lexington in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 18, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 15, 2012
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription. Striking Ingersoll's brigade 5 miles east, Forrest overran the position to which they had retired on high ground to the south. Ingersoll and his artillery were captured. Returning 2 weeks later, Forrest rested briefly here, then crossed the river at Clifton, brushing aside the 6th Tennessee Cavalry(Federal).
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4 D 15.)
 
Location. 35° 38.384′ N, 88° 21.904′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street (U.S. 412) and College Lane, on the right when traveling east on East Church Street. Click for map. Marker is on the property of the New Union University campus at Lexington, Tennessee. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington TN 38351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle for Lexington (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mills Darden (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mills Darden (approx. 8.2 miles away); Red Mound (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx.
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, December 15, 2012
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
9.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 10 miles away); Union Wagon Train (approx. 10.1 miles away); Parker's Crossroads (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 247 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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