Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Andrews’ Raiders

Marker ID: THC 3G 16
Location: on Wartrace Park (U.S. 64), Shelbyville, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 28.554    W 086° 25.45
  35.4759    -86.42416666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On this knoll, members of the Federal party which attempted to destroy the Western & Atlantic R.R. in 1862, assembled before starting their foray. It started with seizure of the engine "General" and ended with recapture of the engine at the Georgia state line the same day. Several of the party were subsequently hanged.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.