Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Washburn's Quarters

Marker ID: THC 4E 42
Location: Union Ave. east of S 3rd St., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.540    W 090° 02.996
  35.14233333    -90.04993333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3NJ7


Washburn's Quarters
Aug. 21, 1864

Maj. Gen. C.C. Washburn, Federal commander in Memphis, lived in a house which stood here at the time of Gen. Forrest's dawn raid. He escaped capture by decamping through the back door in his night clothes. His uniform and sword seized by raiders under Lt. Col. Jesse Forrest, were returned next day under flag of truce.

Tennessee Historical Commission.