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

Forrest's Raid

Dec. 18, 1862

Forrest's Raid - Dec. 18,1862 image. Click for full size.
By Curtis Wise, March 20, 2018
1. Forrest's Raid - Dec. 18,1862
South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's Federal Brigade, sent from Jackson to stop him. In a running fight which carried to within 4 miles of Jackson, he captured the bulk of this force, including its commander. Survivors escaping to Jackson, spread exaggerated stories of Forrest's strength.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 37.926′ N, 88° 17.156′ W. Marker is near Chesterfield, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on U.S. 412 at milepost 19, 0.3 miles west of Lone Elm Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington TN 38351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills Darden (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forrest's Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Battle for Lexington (approx. 6 miles away); The "Pea Vine"A Ghost Railroad / Parsons A Railroad Town (approx. 9 miles away); Brownsport Furnace (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mills Darden (approx. 11.4 miles away); Doe Creek School (approx. 11.4 miles away); Doe Creek Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 21, 2018, by Curtis Wise of Jackson, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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