Confederate States of America
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the gallant men of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A., commanded by Col. William H. Jackson, and to these men of the 7th who fell September 1, 1862, at the Battle of . . . — — Map (db m194038) WM
In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price ordered Gen. Frank C. Armstrong to conduct a raid with his 2,000-man cavalry brigade to determine the strength and location of Union forces in West Tennessee. The raiders left Guntown, Mississippi, on . . . — — Map (db m82228) HM
Ordered to raid north from Mississippi by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Army of the West, thus to prevent U.S. Grant's reinforcing Buell in Tennessee, Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade here struck Col. Elias S. Dennis' . . . — — Map (db m82229) HM
Dedicated to the Federal soldiers that fought upon this sacred ground with courage and honor on September 1st, 1862, forever known as the Battle of Britton's Lane.
The following Union units participated in this battle.
20th Illinois . . . — — Map (db m194037) WM
On 15 May 1861, one hundred and forty six men swore allegiance to the South. This unit became known as Co. K, 6th Tenn. Inf. Reg., C.S.A. "The Denmark Danes".
Only forty of the original company survived the four long years of war. These men . . . — — Map (db m74849) HM WM
May 5, 1861
One hundred four young men of the town formed the Denmark Danes, they became part of the 6th Tennessee Regiment, Company K. The ladies of the town had made very nice uniforms from cloth furnished by the citizens. They wore gray flannel . . . — — Map (db m194044) HM
This church, built by slaves in 1854, played a significant role in Madison County’s Civil War experiences. In April 1861, days after the firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 104 local men formed a company called The Danes, later part of the 6th . . . — — Map (db m74848) HM
August 31, 1862
The 20th and 30th Illinois Infantry camped in the mulberry trees behind the Denmark Presbyterian Church. Denmark was the fairly large town and was a major shopping point for the armies.
September 1, 1862
30th Illinois . . . — — Map (db m74850) HM
April 6, 1862
Billy Caldwell, a redheaded fellow, was killed at Shiloh. He was the flag bearer for Denmark Danes. He died with the flag in his hand. The flag was shot to shreds and the staff that held it was hit twenty six times. The flag . . . — — Map (db m74851) HM
Established 1823: named in honor of
Judge John Haywood
Judge on the Supreme Court of
Errors and Appeals, 1816 26;
Known as The Father of Tenn-
Established 1821; named in . . . — — Map (db m194057) HM
On June 6, 1862, Union General Jeremiah Sullivan was ordered to Jackson to secure the region for the North and establish a base of operations to support Union forces in a southward advance. After marching his troops into the city, General Sullivan's . . . — — Map (db m194041) HM