Confederate Sharpshooters

Confederate Sharpshooters (HMON6)

Location: Henning, TN 38041 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.516', W 89° 50.481'

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From several high elevations overlooking the fort, Confederate sharpshooters were able to fire upon any Union soldiers who showed themselves above the walls. Many of the Union officers, including the commander, Major Booth, were picked off by the sharpshooters prior to the final assault on the fort. Fired artillery shells and cannister shot have been found in some of the sharpshooter positions, a result of attempts by the Union soldiers to dislodge the Confederates from their positions.
HM NumberHMON6
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 242729 N 3947953
Decimal Degrees35.64193333, -89.84135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.516', W 89° 50.481'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 30.96" N, 89° 50' 28.86" W
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Area Code(s)731, 901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1805-3099 Park Rd, Henning TN 38041, US
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