Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid ~ Dec. 23, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4B 16
Location: On US 45W at Pleasant Hill Rd. (TN 216), Rives, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 21.506    W 089° 04.006
  36.35843333    -89.06676666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM320Z


After destroying 15 miles of railroad in the Obion River bottoms, Forrest's Brigade captured the Federal garrison of Union City and destroyed railroad lines running northeast and southwest into Federal territory, as well as lines northward and southeast toward Dresden.