Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid ~ Dec. 18, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4D 16
Location: U.S. 412, Henderson County, west of Chesterfield
County: Henderson
Waymark: None


South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Co!. Robert G. Ingersoll's Federal Brigade, sent from Jackson to stop him. In a running fight which carried to within 4 miles of Jackson, he captured the bulk of this force, including its commander. Survivors, escaping to Jackson, spread exaggerated stories of Forrest's strength.