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Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier

 
 
Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
1. Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier Marker
Inscription. Lt. Colonel Alonzo Napier fell mortally wounded at this point as he was leading a charge of troops along the Lexington-Huntingdon Road.

In the excitement of the deafening roar of cannon fire and the swift barrage of small arms fire, Lt. Col. Napier leaped atop the split-rail fence where he was fatally shot.
 
Erected by Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association.
 
Location. 35° 47.31′ N, 88° 23.377′ W. Marker is in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on Federal Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the South Loop Walking Trail at stop seven, of the driving tour of Parker's Crossroads Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Wildersville TN 38388, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathan Bedford Forrest (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Parker's Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); McPeake Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Overview (within shouting distance of this marker); A Very Successful Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker);
Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
2. Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier Marker
Withdrawal to the Split-Rail Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lexington-Huntingdon Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Desperate Charges (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkers Crossroads.
 
More about this marker. The lower portion of the marker shows a drawing depicting a Confederate officer rallying his men.
 
Also see . . .
1. Parkers Crossroads. Civil War Preservation Trust page detailing the battle and preservation efforts. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association. More details about the battle and preservation efforts. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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