Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carter's Raid

Marker ID: THC 1A 78
Location: U.S. 11E, Washington County, near Watauga River
County: Washington
Waymark: None


Arriving here near sunset, having captured enroute a locomotive in which Col. Love, CSA was a passenger, Brig. Gen. Carter's task force dispersed or captured the Confederate garrison and destroyed the railroad bridge over Watauga River. Crossing to the south bank of the river, and with pursuit building up on the flanks and rear, they moved northwest to Kingsport.