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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forrest's Headquarters

 
 
Forrest's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, December 22, 2015
1. Forrest's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. In a grove of trees at this site, CSA Gen. Nathan B. Forrest had headquarters, Battle of Paducah, March 25, 1864. USA Fort Anderson attacked, warehouses burned, about 60 homes destroyed by USA after battle. CSA lost 300 men, withdrew that night. This battle climaxed Forrest's memorable raid seeking horses, ammunition, and medicines.
Presented by Western Kentucky Gas Company

 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Departmentof Highways. (Marker Number 1287.)
 
Location. 37° 4.828′ N, 88° 36.824′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street (Business U.S. 45) and South 15th Street, on the right when traveling east on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501-1515 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Paduke (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. half a mile away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. half a mile away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Forrest's Headquarters Marker: located in front of Katterjohn Building image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, December 22, 2015
2. Forrest's Headquarters Marker: located in front of Katterjohn Building
Grace Episcopal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Broadway Methodist (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tilghman House (approx. mile away); Tilghman Home (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Forrest's Headquarters Marker on Broadway Street image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, December 22, 2015
3. Forrest's Headquarters Marker on Broadway Street
Forrest's Headquarters Marker: set in sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, December 22, 2015
4. Forrest's Headquarters Marker: set in sidewalk
Gen. N.B. Forrest's Cavalrymen dismounted here before their attack on Fort Anderson at the river March 25, 1864
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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