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

Earthworks Over River Batteries

 
 
Earthworks Over River Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Earthworks Over River Batteries Marker
Inscription.  These earthworks protected the river batteries from attack by land. It is likely that these works were constructed by the Confederates during 1861 or 1862, although there is some evidence that they were constructed by Union forces during 1863.
 
Location. 35° 38.695′ N, 89° 50.322′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Park Road (State Highway 207), on the right when traveling north. Located in the reconstructed fort in Fort Pillow State Park. The fort is reached by a mile long trail from the visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Water Batteries (here, next to this marker); Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Sharpshooters
Markers on the River Side of Fort Pillow image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Markers on the River Side of Fort Pillow
(approx. mile away); Inner Breastworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); General N.B. Forrest's Command Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Chickasaw Bluffs image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
3. Chickasaw Bluffs
Much of the river side of the fort has eroded away since the war ended. The river has since shifted away from the bluffs leaving a river scar lake.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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