Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Gunboats and Cavalary / Nov. 4, 1864

Marker ID: THC 4A 19
Location: U.S. 70, Benton County, in Camden, Courthouse Square
County: Benton
Waymark: None


Gunboats and Cavalry
Nov. 4, 1864

8 1/2 miles east, at Johnsonville Landing, Forrest's Cavalry Corps, after blocking river approaches from both directions with captured Federal vessels and gunfire, destroyed the Federal base at Johnsonville. Losses were 4 gunboats, 14 steamboats, 17 barges, about 95,000 tons of QM stores: 150 prisoners were captured, Confederate losses were 2 killed and 9 wounded.

Tennessee Historical Commission