Battle of Britton's Lane

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Battle of Britton's Lane
Part of the American Civil War
Date September 1, 1862
Location Madison County, Tennessee
Result Union victory
 United States (Union)  Confederate States
Commanders and leaders
Elias S. Dennis Frank C. Armstrong
2 Cavalry troops
2 Infantry regiments
Artillery battery
Cavalry brigade
Casualties and losses
8 killed
~50 wounded
50+ captured
75 killed or wounded
213 captured

The Battle of Britton's Lane occurred September 1, 1862, near the village of Denmark in rural Madison County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War.

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.[1]


  1. ^ State of Tennessee wayside marker Retrieved: 2008-11-04

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