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.