Controlling the Tennessee RiverThis was a busy landing and crossing point on the Tennessee River; a waterway of strategic importance during the war. After the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in February 1862, the Confederates' hope of maintaining control of Paris Landing vanished. On March 11, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered four infantry companies and an artillery battery to establish a garrison here and secure the county and the landing.
|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||Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 402899 N 4033207|
|Decimal Degrees||36.43918333, -88.08338333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 26.351', W 88° 5.003'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 26' 21.06" N, 88° 5' 0.18000000000001" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16033-16055 US-79, Buchanan TN 38222, US|
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