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By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
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Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 28 — Capture of Island No. 10
An incident in the systematic process of opening the great rivers which served the heart of the Confederacy to Federal control, this was performed by Pope's Army of the Mississippi, assisted by a naval task force under Commo. Andrew H. Foote. . . . — Map (db m18187) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 24 — Capture of Island No. 10 Apr. 8. 1862
Covered by Federal gunboats, Maj. Gen. John Pope landed part of his army of 25,000 on the west shore of Madrid Bend, outflanking Confederate defenses, causing abandonment of the island. Brig. Gen. W.W. Mackall, retreating south, finding himself cut . . . — Map (db m18262) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 25 — Confederate Burials
In this cemetery, following the siege and capture of Madrid Bend and Island No. 10, about 75 Confederate dead were interred. Others were buried on the island itself. Channel changes have now joined the island to Missouri. — Map (db m18260) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 23 — Confederate Forts & Batteries
About 1 mi. NE, now under water, a redoubt housed mainland defense headquarters for Island No. 10. It was flanked by Batteries 2, 3, 4 & 5. commanding the river. Successfully withstanding bombardment for two weeks, these and the island batteries . . . — Map (db m18254) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 37 — General Clifton Bledsoe Cates 1893 - 1970 United States Marine Corps
(Front): Clifton B. Cates, born on August 31, 1893, in Cates Landing, Tennessee, attended school in Lake County and the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. A graduate of the University of Tennessee's School of Law, Cates served as . . . — Map (db m18261) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — General Clifton Bledsoe Cates 1893 - 1970 United States Marine Corps
First Marine Division on Guadalcanal during World War II. As a Brigadier General, Cates commanded the Fourth Marine Division during the conquest of Tinian and Iwo Jima in 1944. Cates was the first Tennessean to achieve the rank of full general. From . . . — Map (db m63170) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 33 — Reelfoot Lake
(Front): In 1811-12 the greatest earthquakes in North American history enlarged existing bodies of water, blocking inflowing streams, and extended the boundaries of a cypress swamp to form Reelfoot Lake, a haven for fish and wildlife which . . . — Map (db m19196) HM
Tennessee (Lake County), Tiptonville — 4B 31 — Tiptonville Presbyterian Church
Organized in October 1880 by Rev. J.E. Carne. Charter members were R.S. Bradford and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Arnett, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Cook, Mrs. Emma Whitford Alexander, Richard Owen and wife, Nimmie Tipton Owen, daughter of William . . . — Map (db m18263) HM

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