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39th Iowa Infantry Regiment

 
 
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By Shane Oliver, April 3, 2021
1. 39th Iowa Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription.  Being exposed to fire from both front and rear, companies of the 39th Iowa broke ranks and ran southwesterly into an open cornfield that was located across the Lexington-Huntingdon Road.

Col. Henry Cummings of the 39th Iowa was convinced, “the rebels had men dressed in our uniforms so close to our rear, they could see our exact position.”

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Col. Henry Johnson Broadhead Cummings, commander, 39th Iowa Infantry Regiment.
 
Erected by Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 47.307′ N, 88° 23.345′ W. Marker is in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker is on Federal Lane 0.2 miles east of Tennessee Route 22, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the South Battlefield Trail, at Auto Tour Stop No. 7 of the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Auto Tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wildersville TN 38388, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Withdrawal to the Split-Rail Fence (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Battle of Parker's Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Bedford Forrest (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Desperate Charges (within shouting distance of this marker); McPeake Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); A Very Successful Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Overview (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkers Crossroads.
 
Also see . . .  Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association. (Submitted on June 3, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jun. 20, 2021