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Lexington, Tennessee Historical Markers

 
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By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
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Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — Battle for LexingtonIngersoll's Last Stand — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862-Jan 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Forrest . . . — Map (db m81884) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 4 D 15 — Forrest's RaidDec. 18, 1862
Striking Ingersoll's brigade 5 miles east, Forrest overran the position to which they had retired on high ground to the south. Ingersoll and his artillery were captured. Returning 2 weeks later, Forrest rested briefly here, then crossed the river at . . . — Map (db m61920) HM
Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 4D 23 — Mills Darden
Born in North Carolina in 1799, Darden settled in Henderson County about 1830. He was an innkeeper and farmer, and physically one of the heaviest men ever to live in the world. At the time of his death, Darden weighed in excess of 1,000 pounds. He . . . — Map (db m81885) HM

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