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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Artillery Positions

 

—Aug, 21, 1864 —

 
Forrest's Artillery Positions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Forrest's Artillery Positions Marker
Inscription. In this locality, the highest in Memphis, a section (2 guns) of Forrest's artillery was emplaced under Lt. Sale, supporting his raid on Memphis. Fire was directed against Federals in buildings of the State Female College about 700 yards NE, until it was learned that women and children were also in the buildings.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 6.725′ N, 90° 2.136′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Boulevard and East Trigg Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Mississippi Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1277 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis TN 38106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of West Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. 0.3 miles away); Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (approx. half a mile away); Edward Shaw
View of marker looking northeast on Mississippi Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. View of marker looking northeast on Mississippi Boulevard.
(approx. half a mile away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Second Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Second Battle of Memphis. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Forrest's Raid into Memphis image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Forrest's Raid into Memphis
Attack on the Irving Prison. From Harper's Weekly, September 10, 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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