Denmark in Madison County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Britton Lane
An Unexpected Clash
Anticipating that Armstrong’s raiders were moving toward Jackson, Union Col. Elias S. Dennis led the 20th and 30th Illinois Infantry, and Illinois artillery battery, and two Ohio cavalry companies east to intercept them. The two forces collided unexpectedly
"Oh such carnage you never saw or heard of. It is said never to have been equaled except at Fort Donelson.” — Sgt. Edwin H. Fay, Minden Rangers
(lower left) Gen. Frank C. Armstrong and Col. Elias S. Dennis Courtesy Library of Congress
(upper center) Capturing cannons - Courtesy Library of Congress
(lower right) Battle of Britton Lane
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1865.
Location. 35° 29.417′ N, 88° 57.493′ W. Marker is in Denmark, Tennessee, in Madison CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denmark TN 38391, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Britton's Lane (a few steps from this marker); On June 6, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Britton Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Britton Lane Union Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Tennessee Cavalry Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Denmark Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Denmark Danes (approx. 3.7 miles away); Denmark Presbyterian Church Mulberry Grove (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denmark.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.