Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Paris

Marker ID: THC 4A 29
Location: Wood Street (Tennessee Route 54) 0.1 miles east of Crutchfield Lane, Paris, TN
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 36° 18.075    W 088° 21.148
  36.30125    -88.35246666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM13DQ


On this ridge on March 11, 1862, 450 Confederate troops under the command of Major H. Clay King, 1st Kentucky Battalion, Cavalry, and Stack's and McCutchan's unattached Tennessee Companies were attacked by Federal troops from Fort Henry. 20 Confederates and 60 to 80 Federals were killed or wounded before the Federals withdrew.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.