Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Forrest's Artillery Positions ~ Aug. 21, 1864



Marker ID: THC 4E 39
Location: 1277 Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 6.725    W 090° 2.136
  35.11208333    -90.0356
Waymark: None
 



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Forrest's Artillery Positions
—Aug, 21, 1864 —


In this locality, the highest in Memphis, a section (2 guns) of Forrest's artillery was emplaced under Lt. Sale, supporting his raid on Memphis. Fire was directed against Federals in buildings of the State Female College about 700 yards NE, until it was learned that women and children were also in the buildings.

Tennessee Historical Commission.