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The Battle of Salem Cemetery

 
 
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By L. David Barnette, October 24, 2010
1. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
Courtesy of Bell's Partisans Camp #1821 - Sons of Confederate Veterans
Inscription. Here on December 19,1862, Confederate forces under the command of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest fought Union forces commanded by Colonel Adolph Engelmann. After a cavalry charge was repulsed, the Confederate artillery forced the retreat of the Federals, and Forrest withdrew toward Humboldt. About 1,000 men were engaged in the two hour battle.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 47.)
 
Location. 35° 37.768′ N, 88° 45.938′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on Cotton Grove Road 0.3 miles north of Paul Coffman Drive/North Parkway E, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the unpaved entrance to the Old Salem Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Sentry Stands Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Large Oak Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jones' Anglewood (approx. 1.5 miles away);
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 22, 2011
2. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
Entrance to the Old Salem Cemetery looking northwest toward the Confederate monument at the Oak Tree site on the right side of the road in the middle distance.
John Luther Jones (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lane College (approx. 2.3 miles away); Adam Huntsman (approx. 2.4 miles away); Merry High School (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Additional keywords. Forrest's Raid
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Memorial Stone to the Federal Army. image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
3. Memorial Stone to the Federal Army.
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
4. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
The Battle of Salem Cemetery C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
5. The Battle of Salem Cemetery C.S.A. Marker
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Stop 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
6. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Stop 3 Marker
Confederate Encampment
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By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
7. The Battle of Salem Cemetery
6 lb. smooth bore, Napoleon Cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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