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

Forrest's Artillery Positions

 

— Aug, 21, 1864 —

 
Forrest's Artillery Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Forrest's Artillery Positions Marker
Inscription.  In this locality, the highest in Memphis, a section (2 guns) of Forrest's artillery was emplaced under Lt. Sale, supporting his raid on Memphis. Fire was directed against Federals in buildings of the State Female College about 700 yards NE, until it was learned that women and children were also in the buildings.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 39.)
 
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. 35° 6.725′ N, 90° 2.136′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Boulevard and East Trigg Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Mississippi Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1277 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of West Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Karriem (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Joseph Edison Walker
View of marker looking northeast on Mississippi Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. View of marker looking northeast on Mississippi Boulevard.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); LeMoyne Owen College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (approx. half a mile away); The 1960 Memphis Sit-In Movement (approx. half a mile away); Edward Shaw (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Second Battle of Memphis. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Forrest's Raid into Memphis image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Forrest's Raid into Memphis
Attack on the Irving Prison. From Harper's Weekly, September 10, 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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