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Near Henning in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General N.B. Forrest's Command Position

 
 
General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker
Inscription. General Forrest positioned himself in the area of the Inner Breastworks when he arrived on the morning of April 12, 1864. From here he could observe the Union fort which was visible from this point at the time of the Civil War.
 
Location. 35° 38.481′ N, 89° 50.121′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Park Road (Tennessee Route 207), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located near the visitor center for Fort Pillow State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inner Breastworks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts
General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. General N.B. Forrest's Command Position Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Earthworks Over River Batteries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Water Batteries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Sharpshooters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
Also see . . .  General Forrest's Report of the Battle. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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