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
 



Text:

The rear guard of the Army of the Mississippi (CSA), under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, withdrew to Corinth. In this vicinity, about 300 sabres 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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.