Battle of Britton's Lane
|Battle of Britton's Lane|
|Part of the American Civil War|
|United States (Union)||Confederate States|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Elias S. Dennis||Frank C. Armstrong|
|2 Cavalry troops
2 Infantry regiments
|Casualties and losses|
|75 killed or wounded
Ordered to raid north from Mississippi by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Army of the West, thus to prevent Ulysses S. Grant's reinforcing Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell in Tennessee, Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong's cavalry brigade struck Col. Elias S. Dennis's Federal force of two cavalry troops, a battery and two infantry regiments. After four hours, in which they suffered heavy losses while taking 213 prisoners, and two field pieces, the raiders withdrew, their mission accomplished.
- State of Tennessee wayside marker Retrieved: 2008-11-04
- Britton's Lane Battlefield Association Retrieved: 2008-11-04.
- Big Black Creek Historical Association Website Retrieved: 2011-10-08.
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