Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Outer Breastworks

Fort Pillow, 1861

 
 
Outer Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Outer Breastworks Marker
Inscription.  The Confederates constructed this fortification, 3 ½ miles in length, with ends terminating at the river bluff, as protection against an attack by land. The Outer Breastworks were designed by General Leonidas Polk and built by Captain Montgomery Lynch and Captain D. Wintter between August and early December, 1861. All trees were chopped down for a half mile outside the fort; these fallen trees were not removed however.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 38.378′ N, 89° 49.635′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Crutcher Lake Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. General N.B. Forrest's Command Position (approx. half a mile away); Inner Breastworks (approx. half a mile away); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Fortification Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Fortification Map
The map, like the rest of the marker, has faded.
Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts (approx. 0.7 miles away); Earthworks Over River Batteries (approx. ¾ mile away); Confederate Water Batteries (approx. ¾ mile away); Confederate Sharpshooters (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
Outer Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
3. Outer Breastworks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement
Jul. 12, 2020