Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Streight's Raid, Apr. 11, 1863

Marker ID: THC 3C 36
Location: TN 149, Montgomery County, in Palmyra
County: Montgomery
Waymark: None


Coming here by transport from Nashville, Col. Abel D. Streight marched his task force (2 cos, cav.; 4 regts. mtd. inf.) to Ft. Henry, seizing enroute horses and mules to complete mounting them. Reembarking there, and landing at Eastport, Miss., he marched east to destroy Confederate resources in north Georgia. His 1500-man force was captured near Rome, Ga., by Brig. Gen. N.B. Forrest with about 600 men, who had come from Columbia, TN, to intercept him.