Historic Markers Across Tennessee



The Battle of Parker's Crossroads - Narrowly Avoided Defeat



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Location: at the Parker's Crossroads Visitor Center (Eastern National), 20945 Tennessee 22, Wildersville, TN
County: Henderson
Coordinates: N 35° 47.197    W 088° 23.593
  35.78661666    -88.39321666
Waymark: None
 



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Parker's Crossroads
Narrowly Avoided Defeat
— Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —


Late in 1862, the Union army under Ulysses S. Grant threatened Vicksburg, Mississippi. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg ordered Gen. Nath


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