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Waynesboro in Wayne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

 
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription.  At Clifton, 8 miles N., Forrest crossed the river with 1800 cavalry men and 4 guns, on a 200-mile raid into Tennessee. Recrossing there Jan. 1, 1863, he had torn up 3 trunk railroads, taken more Federal prisoners than he had soldiers, taken or destroyed 10 guns and military stores worth millions; he had immobilized more than ten times his strength in Federal troops and delayed Grant's Vicksburg campaign for 6 months.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 17.)
 
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 January 1, 1863.
 
Location. 35° 18.547′ N, 87° 56.828′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Tennessee, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Billy Nance Highway (U.S. 641) and Savannah Highway (U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north on Billy Nance Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro TN 38485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Evans Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Clifton (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Stribling House Museum (approx. 6 miles away); Hughes House (approx. 6 miles away); Here the Command of Bedford Forrest Crossed the River (approx. 6 miles away); Forrest Crosses Tennessee River (approx. 6 miles away); Clifton Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Difficult Times (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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