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
 



Text:

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.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission