Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Capture of Island No. 10 ~ Apr. 8. 1862

Marker ID: THC 4B 24
Location: at the intersection of Church Street (Tennessee Route 21) and South Court Street, Tiptonville, TN
County: Lake
Coordinates: N 36° 22.695    W 089° 29.038
  36.37825    -89.48396666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BGE


Covered by Federal gunboats, Maj. Gen. John Pope landed part of his army of 25,000 on the west shore of Madrid Bend, outflanking Confederate defenses, causing abandonment of the island. Brig. Gen. W.W. Mackall, retreating south, finding himself cut off by gunboats and high water, surrendered the remnant of the Confederate force on the northern outskirts of Tiptonville.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.