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

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 20, 1862

Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By L. David Barnette, October 19, 2010
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Courtesy of Bell's Partisans Camp #1821 - Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Inscription. At Humboldt, Starnes' detachment of Forrest's Brigade captured both railroads running into the town, destroyed track, trestles and rolling stock and burned stores and munitions. Meanwhile Forrest, with the commands of Biffle (19th Tenn. Cav.) and Cox (2nd Tenn. Cav. Bn.) passed northward and captured Trenton.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 15.)
Location. 35° 48.385′ N, 88° 53.479′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 45 W), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt TN 38343, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 1.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Zion (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Strawberries (approx. 6.6 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gibson County Training School (approx. 10.2 miles away); Gibson County Training School / Polk - Clark School (approx. 10.2 miles away); Jackson (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Humboldt.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on , by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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