Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Bivouac ~ July 11, 1862

Marker ID: THC 2E 36
Location: at the intersection of Old Rock Island Road (State Highway 288) and Mud Creek Road, Rock Island, TN
County: Warren
Coordinates: N 35° 43.992    W 085° 40.31
  35.7332    -85.67183333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Crossing Tennessee River on July 9, Forrest's brigade marched here in two columns, where he received reinforcements of four companies. His force bivouacked in this vicinity; the following morning it marched toward Murfreesboro, where the Federal garrison was attacked, its commander, Gen. T.T.Crittenden captured with about 1200 prisoners, plus a quantity of stores and munitions.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission


The THC hanbook shows this marker as 2F 36