Inner Breastworks

Inner Breastworks (HMOK6)

Location: Henning, TN 38041 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.457', W 89° 50.178'

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Fort Pillow, 1862

This second line of breastworks is located between the long line of outer breastworks and the Union fort. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard ordered the construction of the inner breastworks because the outer breastworks were too long for the available garrison to defend. The inner breastworks were constructed during late March and April, 1862 and were designed to hold 3,000 men. Several circular depressions along the works suggest that mortars were emplaced here. During the early stages of the Battle of Fort Pillow several companies of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (Union) held this position, but by mid-morning they were driven from the works by Forrest's troops.
HM NumberHMOK6
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 243183 N 3947831
Decimal Degrees35.64095000, -89.83630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.457', W 89° 50.178'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 27.42" N, 89° 50' 10.68" W
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Area Code(s)731, 901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3099 Park Rd, Henning TN 38041, US
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