Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Amphibious Attack on Linden

Marker ID: THC 3D 53
Location: US 412 west of county rd. 438, Linden, TN
County: Perry
Coordinates: N 35° 37.457    W 088° 01.306
  35.62428333    -88.02176666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD314


United States Navy gunboats ferried a force of United States cavalrymen from near here to the eastern shore in the pre-dawn hours of May 12. After formation was achieved the force rode to Linden arriving at dawn. The cavalry surrounded the town surprising the Confederate force there. Forty prisoners, fifty horses, and two wagons were captured and the courthouse was burned. Amphibious attacks were a new tactic in the Civil War.


On US 412 west of County Road 916, Linden, TN