Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rucker's Battery

Marker ID: THC 4B 22
Location: on Kentucky St. (TN 78) at New Market Rd., Tiptonville, TN
County: Lake
Coordinates: N 36° 27.379    W 089° 24.055
  36.45631666    -89.40091666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25XH


Rucker's Battery
1/2 Mile

At the west end of a 1200-yard "cemaillere," Battery No. 1 in the Confederate defenses of Island No. 10 thee 8-in Columbiads and three 32-pounders. Preventing passage of Federal vessels down-river, it withstood continuous attack for two weeks, until floodwaters forced its virtual abandonment, Apr. 2, 1862. Portions of the work are visible.

Tennessee Historical Commission.