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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.
Photographed 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. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1864.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Linn Boyd Home — 1853
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 0.8 miles away); Otis Dinning Drive (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oscar Turner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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