Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads - Manning the Guns

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Location: on the North Loop Walking Trail 0.4 miles from the start of the trail. This marker is found halfway along on the east extension off the loop trail. The North Loop Walking Trail is at Tour Stop #1 (Parkers Crossroads City Park), Tennessee Route 22, Wilders
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 47.629    W 088° 23.198
  35.79381666    -88.38663333
Waymark: None


Artillery played a decisive role in many Civil War battles, including Parker's Crossroads. Few people realize, however, that manning and equipping a six-gun battery involved approximately 150 men, 110 horses and mules, and hundreds of pieces of equipment.


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