Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Pillow ~ April 12, 1864



Marker ID: THC 4E 22
Location: at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 51) and Graves Street (State Highway 87), Henning, TN
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 35° 40.661    W 089° 35.137
  35.67768333    -89.58561666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3K6N
 



Text:

Federal forces captured this important Confederate work, 18 miles west, in 1862. To end depredations committed by the Federal garrison, Forrest, with a force from his Confederate Cavalry Corps, attacked and captured the fort. Of the garrison of 551 white and Negro troops, 221 were killed. The rest, some wounded, were captured.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.


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More information:
Wikipedia: Battle of Fort Pillow
Wikipedia: Fort Pillow State Park
TN Gov: Fort Pillow State Park