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Johnsonville State Historic Park

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Tennessee

90 NELL BEARD ROAD
NEW JOHNSONVILLE, TN 37134, USA

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/Johnsonville/ »

On November 4, 1864, at Johnsonville, Tenn., Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest's cavalry took up artillery positions on the west bank of the Tennessee River and destroyed the Federal depot at Johnsonville. Union losses in the raid included 4 gunboats, 14 steamboats, 17 barges, 33 cannons, and more than 75, 000 tons of supplies--valued at $6.7 million. Two large Civil War field fortifications are interpreted at the park.