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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Washburn's Quarters

Aug. 21, 1864

 
 
Washburn's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, November 17, 2008
1. Washburn's Quarters Marker
Inscription.  Maj. Gen. C.C. Washburn, Federal commander in Memphis, lived in a house which stood here at the time of Gen. Forrest's dawn raid. He escaped capture by decamping through the back door in his night clothes. His uniform and sword seized by raiders under Lt. Col. Jesse Forrest, were returned next day under flag of truce.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 8.54′ N, 90° 2.996′ W. Marker was in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker was on Union Avenue (U.S. 64) east of Hernando Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Peabody Revitalization (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peabody Lobby (about 500 feet away); Peabody Hotel
Washburn's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. Washburn's Quarters Marker
Area where marker once stood.
(about 600 feet away); Baseball (about 700 feet away); The Hole in the Wall (about 700 feet away); The Fire of 1872 (about 800 feet away); Marion Scudder Griffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greek Influence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2018, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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