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Near Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest at Paris Landing

 
 
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By Ken Smith, February 18, 2012
1. Forrest at Paris Landing Marker
Inscription. On October 28, 1864, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, C.S.A., began his famous Johnsonville Raid by placing masked batteries on the banks of the Tennessee River here at Paris Landing and about five miles north at abandoned Fort Heiman. With the use of this artillery during the next four days, the Confederates destroyed one Federal steamer, seized two more, and captured a heavily armed gunboat, the "Undine," which was the last U.S. Navy warship captured during the Civil War.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4A 32.)
 
Location. 36° 26.436′ N, 88° 4.695′ W. Marker is near Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker can be reached from Paris Landing Marina Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the Park area near the boat docks. Make a left off Austin Peay Memorial Highway (US 79 & SR 76) onto Fishing Pier Drive then right onto Paris Landing Marina Drive. Drive past the Marina area toward the farest point, marker will be on the left near the last parking place at the park. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (approx. 3.8 miles away);
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By Ken Smith, February 18, 2012
2. Forrest at Paris Landing Marker
a different marker also named Fort Henry (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of Fort Henry (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gerard Furnace (approx. 6.2 miles away in Kentucky); Fort Heiman (approx. 6.2 miles away in Kentucky); Advance On Fort Donelson (approx. 7.2 miles away); Advance on Fort Donelson (approx. 8.8 miles away); Great Western Furnace (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Forrest at Paris Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 18, 2012
3. Forrest at Paris Landing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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