Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Forrest's Raid ~ Dec. 18, 1862



Marker ID: THC 4D 16
Location: U.S. 412, Henderson County, west of Chesterfield, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 37.926    W 088° 17.156
  35.6321    -88.28593333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Forrest's Raid
Dec. 18, 1862


South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Col. 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.

Tennessee Historical Commission.