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

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 18, 1862

Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patsy Melton, November 15, 2019
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's Federal Brigade, sent from Jackson to stop him. In a running fight which carried to within 4 miles of Jackson, he captured the bulk of this force, including its commander. Survivors escaping to Jackson, spread exaggerated stories of Forrest's strength.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 16.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is December 18, 1862.
Location. 35° 37.926′ N, 88° 17.156′ W. Marker is near Chesterfield, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on U.S. 412 at milepost 19, 0.3 miles west of Lone Elm Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington TN 38351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills Darden (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Battle for Lexington
Forrest's Raid - Dec. 18,1862 image. Click for full size.
By Curtis Wise, March 20, 2018
2. Forrest's Raid - Dec. 18,1862
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(approx. 6 miles away); Hometown of Buddy Cannon (approx. 6.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Montgomery High School (approx. 6˝ miles away); Scotts Hill (approx. 7.9 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 19, 2019, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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