Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest at Old Salem

Marker ID: THC 4D 13
Location: U.S. 70, Madison County, at U.S. 412
County: Madison
Waymark: None


4.6 miles. On Dec. 19, 1862, Forrest demonstrated actively with part of his brigade against Federal forces along the ridge near this cemetery, driving them toward Jackson. Meanwhile, Dibrell's regt cut the M&O RR at Carroll, 5 miles N.W., and CoL. Biffle, with Russell's and Cox's units, broke the railroad between Jackson and Bolivar.