“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Washburn's Quarters

Aug. 21, 1864

Washburn's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, November 17, 2008
1. Washburn's Quarters Marker
Inscription. Maj. Gen. C.C. Washburn, Federal commander in Memphis, lived in a house which stood here at the time of Gen. Forrest's dawn raid. He escaped capture by decamping through the back door in his night clothes. His uniform and sword seized by raiders under Lt. Col. Jesse Forrest, were returned next day under flag of truce.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 42.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 35° 8.54′ N, 90° 2.996′ W. Marker was in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker was on Union Avenue (U.S. 64) east of Hernando Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Marion Scudder Griffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Saturday Night Jamboree (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Black Radio Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); WDIA (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nat D. Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pee Wee Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2018, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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