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

Civil War Skirmish

May 6, 1862

Civil War Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Curtis Wise
1. Civil War Skirmish Marker
Inscription.  May 6, 1862: Col. Thomas Claiborne's Sixth Confederate Cavalry attacked and destroyed three companies of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry at Lockridge Mill about 1 mile north on the north Fork of the Obion River. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry was under the Command of Major Carl Schaffer de Boernstein. Major Boernstein was mortally wounded and died the next day.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 44.)
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 May 6, 1862.
Location. 36° 25.77′ N, 88° 39.889′ W. Marker is near Palmersville, Tennessee, in Weakley County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 190 at milepost 34 and West New Hope Church Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 190. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmersville TN 38241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Successful Raids (approx. 5.8 miles away in Kentucky); Pioneer Spirit
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(approx. 6.8 miles away in Kentucky); Weakley County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Feliciana (approx. 10.9 miles away in Kentucky); The University of Tennessee at Martin (approx. 12½ miles away); New Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 12.8 miles away); Janes Mill (approx. 14 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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