Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carter's Raid ~ Dec. 30, 1862

Marker ID: THC 1A 76
Location: U.S. 11W, Sullivan County, in Blountville, at TN 37
County: Sullivan
Waymark: None


Coming south through Moccasin Gap, Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter's task force, made up of two battalions each, 2nd Michigan and 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry and 1st Battalion, 7th Ohio Cavalry, here captured 30 wounded from the 4th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA; then sent detachments to Bluff City, 6 mi. SE, and Carter's Depot, 10 mi. SW, where captures were made and stores and railroad facilities destroyed.