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

Large Oak Tree

Battle of Salem Cemetery

 

—CSA: 1861-1865 —

 
Large Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 22, 2011
1. Large Oak Tree Marker
Inscription. It was at this point on December 19, 1862, that Colonel Engelmann (US) ambushed a column of Forrest's Cavalry (CS). They were forced to retreat out of rifle range after suffering a substantial loss. Their artillery was brought up and shelled the Federals until they withdrew.
 
Location. 35° 37.797′ N, 88° 45.896′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on Cotton Grove Road 0.4 miles north of North Parkway East/Paul Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The monument is at Tour Stop 2 of the Battle of Salem Cemetery Driving Tour brochure available at nearby Old Salem Cemetery. It has a small roadside parking area. 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); The Battle of Salem Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Jones' Anglewood (approx. 1.5 miles away); John Luther Jones (approx. 2.3 miles away); Adam Huntsman
Large Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 22, 2012
2. Large Oak Tree Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Lane College (approx. 2.4 miles away); Merry High School (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Large Oak Tree. The large oak tree was located on the other side of the road at the time of the battle, but since then the road alignment has changed.
 
Also see . . .  Salem Cemetery Battlefield Association. Information and maps about the Battle of Salem Cemetery. (Submitted on April 7, 2015, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Large Oak Tree Site image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 22, 2011
3. Large Oak Tree Site
Just above the "Battle of Salem Cemetery" marker at the entrance to Old Salem Cemetery, the Oak Tree marker pulloff can be seen. Union troops established their first defense line at the cemetery and across the road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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