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Near Rives in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 23, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription.  After destroying 15 miles of railroad in the Obion River bottoms, Forrest's Brigade captured the Federal garrison of Union City and destroyed railroad lines running northeast and southwest into Federal territory, as well as lines northward and southeast toward Dresden.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 21.503′ N, 89° 3.999′ W. Marker is near Rives, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 45W and Pleasant Hill Road (State Highway 216), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 45W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rives TN 38253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. 4.4 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 4˝ miles
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
As seen looking eastward from Pleasant Hill Road.
away); Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 5 miles away); The Barber Shop (approx. 5.4 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 5.4 miles away); LR91-AJ -3 Engine (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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