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Parsons in Decatur County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Amphibious Attack on Linden

May 12, 1863

 
 
Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker
Inscription. United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the predawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town, surprising the Confederate force there. Forty prisoners, fifty horses and two wagons were captured and the courthouse was burned. Amphibious attacks were a new tactic in the Civil War.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 53.)
 
Location. 35° 37.454′ N, 88° 1.3′ W. Marker is in Parsons, Tennessee, in Decatur County. Marker is on Highway 100 (U.S. 412), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7555 US 412, Parsons TN 38363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedar Grove Iron Works (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cedar Grove Iron Furnace (approx. 5.7 miles away); The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 6.2 miles away); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 6.2 miles away); Razing the Courthouse (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mills Darden (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
2. Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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