Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Britton's Lane ~ September 1, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4D 35
Location: is on Britton's Lane, Denmark, TN
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 29.427    W 088° 57.4
  35.49045    -88.95666666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1WFW


Ordered to raid north from Mississippi by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Army of the West, thus to prevent U.S. Grant's reinforcing Buell in Tennessee, Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong's Cavalry Brigade here struck Col. Elias S. Dennis' Federal force of two cavalry troops, a battery and two infantry regiments. After four hours, in which they suffered heavy losses while taking 213 prisoners, and two fieldpieces, the raiders withdrew, thier mission accomplished.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.