Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Confederate Forts & Batteries

Marker ID: THC 4B 23
Location: at the intersection of New Markham Road and Tennessee Route 22, Tiptonville, TN
County: Lake
Coordinates: N 36° 26.609    W 089° 28.657
  36.44348333    -89.47761666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3EYX


About 1 1/4 mi. NE, now under water, a redoubt housed mainland defense headquarters for Island No. 10. It was flanked by Batteries 2, 3, 4 & 5. commanding the river. Successfully withstanding bombardment for two weeks, these and the island batteries interdicted the river until USS Carondelet and Pittsburg slipped past during darkness to cover Pope's crossing from New Madrid.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.