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Second Battle of Memphis was a battle of the American Civil War
occurring on August 21, 1864, in Shelby County, Tennessee. At 4:00
a.m. on August 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest made a
daring raid on Union-held Memphis, Tennessee, but it was not an
attempt to capture the city, which was occupied by 6,000 Federal
troops. The raid had three objectives: to capture three Union
generals posted there; to release Southern prisoners from Irving
Block Prison; and to cause the recall of Union forces from Northern
Mississippi. Striking northwestward for Memphis with 2,000 cavalry,
Forrest lost about a quarter of his strength because of exhausted
horses. Surprise was essential. Taking advantage of a thick dawn
fog and claiming to be a Union patrol returning with prisoners, the
Confederates eliminated the sentries.
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