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Near Perryville in Perry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Amphibious Attack on Linden

May 12, 1863

 
 
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By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
1. Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker
Inscription.  United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the predawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town, surprising the Confederate force there. Forty prisoners, fifty horses and two wagons were captured and the courthouse was burned. Amphibious attacks were a new tactic in the Civil War.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 53.)
 
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.
 
Location. 35° 37.454′ N, 88° 1.3′ W. Marker is near Perryville, Tennessee, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 412 (U.S. 412), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11668 US-412, Linden TN 37096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memoriam (approx. ¼ mile away); Perryville First County Seat of Perry County
Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 6, 2013
2. Amphibious Attack on Linden Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Cedar Grove Iron Works (approx. 5½ miles away); Cedar Grove Iron Furnace (approx. 5.7 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 5.8 miles away); The "Pea Vine" A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 6.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2021, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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