Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Artillery Positions ~ Aug. 21, 1864

Marker ID: THC 4E 39
Location: Shelby County, in Memphis, Mississippi Boulevard and Trigg Avenue
County: Shelby
Waymark: None


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 in the buildings.