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Britton Lane Battlefield

4707 Steam Mill Ferry Road, Medon, TN 38356, USA

On September 1, 1862, Confederate Col. William H. Jackson's Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Forrest's brigade, attacked the Twentieth and Thirtieth U.S. Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery under the command of Colonel Dennis, near Jackson, Tennessee. The Battle of Britton's Lane resulted in the capture of a large Union wagon train, two pieces of artillery, and 213 prisoners. Monuments mark the site, along with a mass grave of Confederates killed in the action. An extant cabin on the site was used as a Federal and Confederate hospital. After the battle, eighty-seven Union soldiers were imprisoned in the Denmark Presbyterian Church near Britton Lane Battlefield. The structure still contains graffiti left by the Union prisoners.


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Take Exit 76 off I-40. Follow Hwy 223 through Denmark. Turn left on Britton Lane. From Hwy 18 in Medon, turn west on Bowman-Collins Road between the Medon Post Office and Upton's Grocery. At first stop sign at the bottom of the hill, turn right on Collins Road and continue to the road's end. Make a right turn on Steam Mill Ferry road and then turn left at the next road onto Britton Lane.

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