Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's Raid

Marker ID: THC 3F 17
Location: U.S. 64, Wayne County, at TN 114
County: Wayne
Waymark: None


At Clifton, 8 miles N., Forrest crossed the river with 1800 cavalry men and 4 guns, on a 200-mile raid into Tennessee. Recrossing there, Jan. I, 1863, he had tom up 3 trunk railroads, taken more Federal prisoners than he had soldiers, taken or destroyed 10 guns and military stores worth millions; he had immobilized more than ten times his strength in Federal troops and delayed Grant's Vicksburg campaign 6 months.