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

Confederate Sharpshooters

 
 
Confederate Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Confederate Sharpshooters Marker
Inscription. From several high elevations overlooking the fort, Confederate sharpshooters were able to fire upon any Union soldiers who showed themselves above the walls. Many of the Union officers, including the commander, Major Booth, were picked off by the sharpshooters prior to the final assault on the fort. Fired artillery shells and cannister shot have been found in some of the sharpshooter positions, a result of attempts by the Union soldiers to dislodge the Confederates from their positions.
 
Location. 35° 38.516′ N, 89° 50.481′ 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. Touch for map. Located along the perimeter trail in Fort Pillow State Park about a half mile from the visitor center. 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. Confederate Water Batteries (approx. mile away); Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts (approx. mile away); Earthworks Over River Batteries (approx. mile away); Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (approx. mile away); Inner Breastworks
Sharpshooter Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Sharpshooter Map
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (approx. 0.3 miles away); General N.B. Forrest's Command Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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