Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Captured Guns

The Battle of Britton’s Lane near the town of Denmark, Madison County, Tennessee was fought September 1st 1862. Union Colonel Elias E Dennis was leading a force of cavalry, infantry and a battery, when they encountered Confederate Cavalry led by Colonel Frank C Armstrong at Britton’s Lane. The Union troops set up a defensive position along a wooded ridgeline. The Confederate force split with the majority attacking from the front, while a small detachment hit the Union rear. The Confederates captured two guns and a small wagon train, of which they burnt four before the Union troops recaptured the remaining wagons. After four hours of fighting the Confederates withdrew from the battlefield.

Another web site to check about this subject - The Battle of Britton's Lane

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