Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid Dec. 19, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4D 17
Location: US 70 at Spring Creek Law Rd., Jackson, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 45.866    W 088° 40.684
  35.76443333    -88.67806666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1N1P


At Spring Creek, Forrest, successful in the first part of his raid, regrouped his small brigade for further raids on Federals to the north. Here, the 4th Alabama Cavalry (Col. Russell), covering his rear pu to rout several companies of Federal cavalry and a regeiment of infantry supported by two batteries of artillery.