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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

 
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Gen. N. B. Forrest with Thompson's Ky. and Bell's Tenn. Brigades raided Paducah on March 25, 1864. Union's Fort Anderson held with aid of gunboats. Guards at USA warehouse captured. Part of town burned. Supplies of food taken by withdrawing CSA forces. Boast in Union newspaper prompted Forrest to send Gen. Abe Buford back to capture some overlooked horses.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 517.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 4.146′ N, 88° 36.736′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Irvin Cobb Drive/South 21st Street (U.S. 62) and Old Mayfield Road, on the right when traveling west on Irvin Cobb Drive/South 21st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. one mile away); 8th of August (approx. one mile away); Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021