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Waverly in Humphreys County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Johnsonville

 
 
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By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
1. Battle of Johnsonville Marker
Inscription.  On November 4, 1864, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate cavalry attacked and destroyed the river port of Johnsonville located ten miles west of here on the Tennessee River. Union losses included four gunboats, fourteen steamboats, seventeen barges, and roughly 95,000 tons of quartermaster stores. One hundred and fifty prisoners were captured. This Confederate victory is one of the few known instances of a cavalry defeating a naval force. In 1945 TVA's Kentucky Reservoir flooded Johnsonville.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3E 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.955′ N, 87° 47.694′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. Marker is at the intersection of Thompson Street and Mill Street (W. Court Square Street), on the right when
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By Ken Smith, August 6, 2011
2. Battle of Johnsonville Marker
traveling west on Thompson Street. Marker Location: S. Court St. & Mill St., behind courthouse, Waverly. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly TN 37185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humphreys County (a few steps from this marker); Court House Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynoldsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Waverly & The Humphreys County and Civil War Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill at Waverly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waverly Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Waverly Disaster (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 8, 2020
3. Battle of Johnsonville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   3. submitted on March 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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