Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
50th Indiana Infantry Regiment
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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other 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 July 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on July 24, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.