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McKenzie in Carroll County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 24, 1862

 
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 3, 2012
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Moving to McKenzie, Forrest's Brigade captured the 100 - man garrison. Here they spent Christmas Eve, while working parties completed destruction of 4 miles of trestles and bridge between the forks of the Obion River. Other parties completed destruction of the railroad running to Dresden.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 11.)
 
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. 36° 6.992′ N, 88° 31.495′ W. Marker is in McKenzie, Tennessee, in Carroll County. Marker is on Highland Drive (U.S. 76) 0.2 miles south of Oak Manor Road & Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14674 US 79, Mc Kenzie TN 38201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKenzie's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); James Monroe McKenzie (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethel College (approx.
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1˝ miles away); Harris-Collier-Holland Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Webb School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Clear Lake (approx. 2.7 miles away); Christmasville (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hillsman House (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKenzie.
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 3, 2012
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, February 3, 2012
3. Forrest's Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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