“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

50th Indiana Infantry Regiment

50th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, April 3, 2021
1. 50th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription.  At this position the 50th Indiana held the Union right flank. Private Joseph Hotz of Lieutenant Judy’s Company A had positioned himself behind the split-rail fence.

He later wrote his wife, “I go off cheaply...a shell hit the fence near which I stood and the rail struck me down”

The fence afforded little protection from the rebel artillery.

Private Hotz received a wound to his side. He survived his injury and suffered no permanent damage; a number of his comrades were less fortunate.
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° 47.309′ N, 88° 23.178′ 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
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); 18th Illinois Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desperate Fighting (about 400 feet away); 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); "The General Demands An Unconditional Surrender" (about 500 feet away); Casualties of War (about 600 feet away); Three Desperate Charges (about 600 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