Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Withdrawal from Shiloh ~ Apr. 8, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4C 21
Location: on Tennessee Route 22, Michie, TN
County: McNairy
Coordinates: N 35° 2.816    W 088° 26.712
  35.04693333    -88.4452
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNA49


Withdrawal from Shiloh
Apr. 8, 1862

The rear guard of the Army of the Mississippi (CSA), under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, withdrew to Corinth. In this vicinity, about 300 sabers of its cavalry under Col. Nathan B. Forrest, effectively stopped two infantry brigades (USA), and the 4th Illinois Cavalry, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman commanding. Col. Forrest was wounded in the engagement.

Tennessee Historical Commission.