Confederate Water Batteries

Confederate Water Batteries (HMON5)

Location: Henning, TN 38041 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.694', W 89° 50.326'

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The earthen structure nearby, ? mile in length, was constructed by the Confederates by order of General Gideon Pillow in July, 1861. Designed to hold 40 artillery pieces, the water batteries were the major works which prevented the passage of Union boats along the river. The water batteries were rendered almost unusable when the river flooded in March, 1862. After the fall of Shiloh and Corinth, the Confederates withdrew from the fort in June, 1862, leaving behind 19 pieces of artillery, all spiked or dismounted.
HM NumberHMON5
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 242972 N 3948276
Decimal Degrees35.64490000, -89.83876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.694', W 89° 50.326'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 41.64" N, 89° 50' 19.56" W
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Area Code(s)731, 901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 199 Crawford Rd W, Henning TN 38041, US
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