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

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 19, 1862

Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By L. David Barnette, October 24, 2010
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Courtesy of Bell's Partisans Camp #1821 - Sons of Confederate Veterans
Inscription.  At Spring Creek, Forrest, successful in the first part of his raid, regrouped his small brigade for further raids on Federals to the north. Here the 4th Alabama (Col. Russell), covering his rear, put to rout several companies of Federal cavalry and a regiment of infantry supported by two batteries of artillery.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4 D 17.)
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° 45.872′ N, 88° 40.681′ W. Marker is in Spring Creek, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Spring Creek Law Road (State Highway 152), on the right on U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Creek TN 38378, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cotton Grove (approx. 4.7 miles away); Medina Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mount Zion
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(approx. 8.3 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 8.4 miles away); Large Oak Tree (approx. 10˝ miles away); Unknown Sentry Stands Guard (approx. 10˝ miles away); The Battle of Salem Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 145 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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