Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid ~ Dec. 18, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4D 15
Location: at the intersection of East Church Street (U.S. 412) and College Lane, Lexington, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 38.384    W 088° 21.904
  35.63973333    -88.36506666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM395G


Striking Ingersoll's brigade 5 miles east, Forrest overran the position to which they had retired on high ground to the south. Ingersoll and his artillery were captured. Returning 2 weeks later, Forrest rested briefly here, then crossed the river at Clifton, brushing aside the 6th Tennessee Cavalry(Federal).

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission