Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Battle of Lockridge Mill ~ May 6, 1862

Marker ID: THC 4A 44
Location: on Latham Palmersville Rd. (TN 190) at New Hope Church Rd., Palmersville, TN 
County: Weakley
Coordinates: N 36° 25.775    W 088° 39.903
  36.42958333    -88.66505
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM139T


Col. Thomas Claiborne's Sixth Confederate Cavalry attacked and destroyed three companies of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry at Lockridge Mill about 1 mile north on the north Fork of the Obion River. The Fifth Iowa Cavalry was under Command of Major Carl Schaffer de Boernstein. Major Boernstein was mortally wounded and died the next day.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission