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

18th Illinois Mounted Infantry

 
 
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By Shane Oliver, April 3, 2021
1. 18th Illinois Mounted Infantry Marker
Inscription.  With eight pieces of Confederate artillery placed about 200 yards in their front, many of the men lay down along the fence line to avoid the intense fire of shell, grape and cannister. By early afternoon, white flags began to appear in the woods which were back of the fence line.
 
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° 47.302′ N, 88° 23.218′ 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. 50th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); Desperate Fighting
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(about 400 feet away); "The General Demands An Unconditional Surrender" (about 400 feet away); Three Desperate Charges (about 400 feet away); Forrest's Artillery (about 500 feet away); Withdrawal to the Split-Rail Fence (about 500 feet away). 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 28 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. 12, 2021