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1:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

The Battle of Paducah, Forrests' Expedition into West Kentucky and Tennessee

Lloyd Tilghman House Museum, 631 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, Built in 1852.
Lloyd Tilghman House Museum, 631 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, Built in 1852.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

On March 25, 1864, Confederate cavalry leader Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest launched a successful raid on Paducah, quickly occupying the town, recruiting soldiers, and stripping supplies and horses from the Union troops, forcing Union leader Col. Stephen G. Hicks to withdraw to the west end of the town. Paducah Tilghman House Director Bill Baxter speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the battle on the eve of its Sesquicentennial.

The Paducah Battlefield study area, from the National Park Service
The Paducah Battlefield study area, from the National Park Service
Credit nps.gov

More on the Tilghman House Museum.  

See commemorations of the Battle of Paducah on the Paducah Travel website.

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