Civilians Lined the BluffsIn April 1862, Union victories at Shiloh and on the Mississippi River made Confederate control of the river in Tennessee more difficult. Southern soldiers evacuated posts that they could not defend easily, such as Memphis. Capt. James E. Montgomery remained with eight gunboat-rams to protect the city. Shortly before dawn on June 6, Federal Capt. Charles H. Davis's ironclad gunboat flotilla and Col. Charles Ellet's Ram Fleet steamed downriver to attack them. Memphis civilians lined the bluffs to watch the battle.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 257858 N 3905448|
|Decimal Degrees||35.26291667, -89.66178333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 15.775', W 89° 39.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 15' 46.5" N, 89° 39' 42.42" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12036 Arlington Trail, Arlington TN 38002, US|
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