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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.
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
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 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Successful Raids (approx. 5.8 miles away in Kentucky); Weakley County (approx. 9.8 miles
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away); Weakley County Tennessee Confederate Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away); Feliciana (approx. 10.9 miles away in Kentucky).
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 9 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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