Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads - Forrest's Tactics

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Location: North Loop Trail at Tour Stop 1, Parkers Crossroads City Park, Tennessee Route 22, Wildersville, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 47.758    W 088° 23.408
  35.79596666    -88.39013333
Waymark: None


Nathan Bedford Forrest had no formal military education and was, as John Morton, Forrest's Chief of Artillery, put it, "the negative of a West Pointer." He regarded maneuvers and exhaustive drill as unnecessary and cared nothing for conventional tactics.


More information:
The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association: The Battle of Parker's Crossroad