Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid ~ Dec. 21, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4B 18
Location: U.S. 45W, Obion County, south of Kenton
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 11.618    W 089° 00.556
  36.19363333    -89.00926666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKMRW


At Kenton, a detachment from Forrest's Brigade, coming north from Rutherford, captured the Federal garrison of 250 men, including Col. Thomas J. Kinney, 122nd Illinois Infantry. They also tore up the five miles of track between the two towns.