Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Earthworks Over River Batteries

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Location: in Fort Pillow State Park on State Highway 207, Henning, TN
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 35° 38.695    W 089° 50.322
  35.64491666    -89.8387
Waymark: None


These earthworks protected the river batteries from attack by land. It is likely that these works were constructed by the Confederates during 1861 or 1862, although there is some evidence that they were constructed by Union forces during 1863.


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