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Jackson in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Skirmish At Carroll Station

December 19, 1862

Skirmish at Carroll Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russ Keltner, circa February 1, 2009
1. Skirmish at Carroll Station Marker
Inscription.  Here on a bitterly cold morning of December 19,1862, while General N.B. Forrest (C.S.A.) fought at Salem Cemetery seven miles southeast, Colonel G.G. Dibrell's 8th Tennessee Cavalry regiment was sent to interrupt Federal reinforcement from the north. Carroll Station was garrisoned by 101 soldiers from companies C and G of the 106th Illinois Infantry, all of whom were captured. Their stockade was burned and the railroad was heavily damaged. Dibrell rejoined Forrest near Spring Creek.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 50.)
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 December 19, 1898.
Location. 35° 43.163′ N, 88° 48.981′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashport Road and Cooper Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east on Ashport Road. Right by the train track. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory Of Merry Boy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Union University (approx. 4.1 miles away); Reelfoot and Laughing Eyes (approx. 4.6 miles away); This Log Cabin was from Henderson County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Home of Casey Jones (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jackson (approx. 4.7 miles away); Carl Lee Perkins (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Also see . . .  Carroll Switch Station, Jackson, TN. In the 1960's and 70's, the Herman & Nellie Pickens grandchildren, myself included, played on these railroad tracks, found old bottles in the Carroll Switch Station saloon, old letters, etc. (Submitted on November 10, 2016, by Barry Pickens of Robstown, Texas.) 
Skirmish At Carroll Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 26, 2008
2. Skirmish At Carroll Station Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,900 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 2, 2010, by Russ Keltner of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 4, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 8, 2023