Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Skirmish At Carroll Station

Marker ID: THC 4D 50
Location: on Ashport Rd at Cooper Anderson Rd., Jackson, TN 
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 43.160    W 088° 48.988
  35.71933333    -88.81646666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1NWV


Here, on the bitterly cold morning of December 19, 1862, while General N. B. Forrest (C.S.A.) fought at Salem Cemetery seven miles southeast, Colonel G. G. Dibrell's 8th Tennessee Cavalry regiment was sent to interrupt federal reinforcement from the north. Carroll Station was garrisoned by 101 soldiers from companies C and G of the 106th Illinois Infantry, all of whom were captured. Their stockade was burned and the railroad was heavily damaged. Dibrell rejoined Forrest near Spring Creek.