Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carter's Raid ~ Jan. 1, 1863

Marker ID: THC 1B 55
Location: on Trail on the Lonesome Pine (TN 70) at Tennessee 33, Hancock, TN
County: Hancock
Coordinates: N 36° 34.259    W 083° 02.598
  36.57098333    -83.0433
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3Q4X


Carter's Raid

Passing southwest from Kingsport along the south side of Clinch Mountain to Looney's Gap, the task force of Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter avoided an ineffectual Confederate pursuit and rested here overnight. They had destroyed three important bridges, one engine, two cars and 700 stands of arms, inflicting Confederate losses of 550, at a reported cost of 10 killed, wounded or captured. From here the raiders moved to Jonesville, Va., were disbanded.

Tennessee Historical Commission

Erected by Bonny Oaks School.