Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cox's Raid October 25, 1862.

Marker ID: THC 4C 25
Location: On E. Main St. at White Ave., Henderson, TN
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 35° 26.459    W 088° 38.319
  35.44098333    -88.63865
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM13DT


Cox's Raid October 25, 1862

Attacking this place at dawn, the Confederate cavalry battalion of Maj N.N. Cox killed one Federal soldier, captured three officers and 33 enlisted men of "B" Co., 49th Illinois Infantry, and dispersed the rest. They burned the railroad station and all Federal supplies, fired the railroad bridge and tore up the track, then withdrew.