Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Skirmish at LaFayette Station

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Location: on Main Street just south of S railroad St, Rossville, TN
County: Fayette
Coordinates: N 35° 02.929    W 089° 32.540
  35.04881666    -89.54233333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4082


On December 27, 1863 Layfayette Station (now known as Rossville) saw the culmination of an incredible moth in West Tennessee history. It began with a Presidential order giving General Bedford Forrest an independent command. The General wished to break the