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The Battle of Salem Cemetery

 
 
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By L. David Barnette, October 24, 2010
1. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
Courtesy of Bell's Partisans Camp #1821 - Sons of Confederate Veterans
Inscription.  Here on December 19,1862, Confederate forces under the command of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest fought Union forces commanded by Colonel Adolph Engelmann. After a cavalry charge was repulsed, the Confederate artillery forced the retreat of the Federals, and Forrest withdrew toward Humboldt. About 1,000 men were engaged in the two hour battle.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 47.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is December 2010.
 
Location. 35° 37.768′ N, 88° 45.938′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on Cotton Grove Road, 0.3 miles north of Paul Coffman Drive/North Parkway E, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the unpaved entrance to the Old Salem Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson TN 38305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Sentry Stands Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Salem Cemetery
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, April 22, 2011
2. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
Entrance to the Old Salem Cemetery looking northwest toward the Confederate monument at the Oak Tree site on the right side of the road in the middle distance.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Large Oak Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jones' Anglewood (approx. 1½ miles away); John Luther Jones (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lane College (approx. 2.3 miles away); Seven Pillars (approx. 2½ miles away); Merry High School (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Additional keywords. Forrest's Raid
 
Memorial Stone to the Federal Army. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
3. Memorial Stone to the Federal Army.
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
4. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Marker
The Battle of Salem Cemetery C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
5. The Battle of Salem Cemetery C.S.A. Marker
The Battle of Salem Cemetery Stop 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
6. The Battle of Salem Cemetery Stop 3 Marker
Confederate Encampment
The Battle of Salem Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 14, 2008
7. The Battle of Salem Cemetery
6 lb. smooth bore, Napoleon Cannon.
 
 
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 1,253 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 29, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 4, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022