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Near Henning in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General N.B. Forrest's Command Position

 
 
General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker
Inscription.  General Forrest positioned himself in the area of the Inner Breastworks when he arrived on the morning of April 12, 1864. From here he could observe the Union fort which was visible from this point at the time of the Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 38.481′ N, 89° 50.121′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Park Road (Tennessee Route 207), on the right when traveling east. Located near the visitor center for Fort Pillow State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inner Breastworks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers
General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker
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(approx. Ό mile away); Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Earthworks Over River Batteries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Water Batteries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Sharpshooters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022