1862

Naval engagement near Memphis; bombarded by U.S. ships, the city surrenders and is occupied by Union forces. The Memphis Avalanche laments, “Many of the strongest advocates of the Confederacy have left us . . .. Hundreds have left Memphis for more Southern localities in advance of the approach of the Federal fleet. Among these were many of the best and most useful citizens of Memphis.”

1863

Skirmish on Shelbyville Pike.

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