Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest at Paris Landing

Marker ID: THC 4A 32
Location: the Park area near the boat docks, Paris Landing Marina Drive, Paris, TN
County: Henry
Coordinates: N 36° 26.436    W 088° 4.695
  36.4406    -88.07825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM16BX


Forrest at Paris Landing

On October 28, 1864, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, C.S.A., began his famous Johnsonville Raid by placing masked batteries on the banks of the Tennessee River here at Paris Landing and about five miles north at abandoned Fort Heiman. With the use of this artillery during the next four days, the Confederates destroyed one Federal steamer, seized two more, and captured a heavily armed gunboat, the "Undine," which was the last U.S. Navy warship captured during the Civil War.

Tennessee Historical Commission.