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Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 20, 1862

 
 
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By John Blankenship
1. Forrest's Raid Marker
Inscription.  

At Humboldt, Starnes' detachment of Forrest's Brigade captured both railroads running into the town, destroyed track, trestles and rolling stock and burned stores and munitions. Meanwhile Forrest, with the commands of Biffle (19th Tenn. Cav.) and Cox (2nd Tenn. Cav. Bn.) passed northward and captured Trenton.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 15.)
 
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° 48.385′ N, 88° 53.479′ W. Marker is in Humboldt, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 45W), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt TN 38343, 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. Fighting For Humboldt (approx. 1.3 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 1.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mount Zion
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By L. David Barnette, October 19, 2010
2. Forrest's Raid Marker
Courtesy of Bell's Partisans Camp #1821 - Sons of Confederate Veterans.
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Medina Veterans Memorial (approx. 6½ miles away); First Strawberries (approx. 6.6 miles away); Skirmish At Carroll Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gibson County Training School (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
 
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Megan Smith, circa September 25, 2020
3. Forrest's Raid Marker
Forrest's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Megan Smith, circa September 25, 2020
4. Forrest's Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on September 13, 2020.   2. submitted on October 24, 2010, by L. David Barnette of Trenton, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2020, by David Austin of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 29, 2020