Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's September Raid ~ Sept. 27, 1864

Marker ID: THC 3F 34
Location: U.S. 31, Giles County, south of Pulaski, TN
County: Giles
Coordinates: N 35° 08.637    W 086° 59.816
  35.14395    -86.99693333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJBRT


Driving north from Alabama in his bid to cut Sherman's communications, Buford's Division, advance guard of Forrest's Cavalry Corps, met Federal resistance in this area. Pushing forward and extending his line to right and left with Johnson's Federals, under Rousseau, to within three miles of Pulaski. Unable to make further advances, he withdrew to the line of the Nashville & Chattanooga RR. The cemetery in the vicinity contains Confederate casualties.
Tennessee Historical Commission