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Forrest's Raid - Clifton Junction, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 18.551 W 087° 56.826
16S E 413900 N 3907742
Quick Description: This marker was not here in September of 2017.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2018 2:57:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMYA35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Wayne County
Location of marker: US-641 & US-64, a couple miles W. of Waynesboro
Marker erected by" Tennessee Historical Commission

Marker Text:

3F   17
FORREST'S RAID
At Clifton, 8 miles N., Forrest crossed the river with 1800 cavalry men and 4 guns, on a 200~mile raid into Tennessee. Recrossing there Jan. 1, 1863, he had torn up 5 trunk railroads, taken more Federals prisoners than he had soldiers, taken or destroyed 10 guns, and military stores worth millions; he had immobilized more than 10 times his strength in Federal troops and delayed Grant's Vicksburg campaign for 8 months.

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Tennessee Historical Commission

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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