Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Armstrong's Raid

Marker ID: THC 4D 27
Location: On Main St at Bowman-Collins St., Medon, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 27.423    W 088° 52.124
  35.45705    -88.86873333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM18KP


Raiding northward out of Mississippi to prevent reinforcement by U.S Grant of Buell's army in Middle Tennessee, Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade passed through LaGrange and Grand Junction, engaged Federal troops at Bolivar and cut the railroad at Toone. They besieged the garrison here, then moved west to fight the Battle of Britton's Lane, thereafter withdrew southward.

Tennessee Historical Commission