Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Forrest's West Tennessee Raid - December 18-31, 1862

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Location: kiosk beside the North Loop Walking Trail. It is located 340 feet from the start of the trail just before where the trail splits. The marker is at Tour Stop 1 (Parkers Crossroads City Park), Tennessee Route 22, Wildersville, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 47.773    W 088° 23.414
  35.79621666    -88.39023333
Waymark: None


On December 11, 1862 Forrest's new command, now woefully lacking in arms and ammunition, left Columbia to commence the raid that "if successful, may force the enemy to retire from Mississippi." The brigade reached the Tennessee River at C


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