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

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Tour Stop 6 - Red Mound

 

—Early Afternoon, December 31, 1862 —

 
The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 24, 2012
1. The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker
Inscription. Union Colonel Dunham's Brigade tried to silence Forrest's cannon by a frontal assault into the face of cannister and rifle fire. The Confederates repulsed the attack, inflicting heavy casualties. Forrest's troopers then attacked the Union battle line from the front, flank and rear. Dunham ordered the brigade to face about and charge the attackers coming at the rear. Only part of his brigade heard the command because of the deafening cannonade and rolling volleys of musketry. Forrest's troopers faded south to a line east of this spot and then surrounded Dunham's southward-charging group. The remnants of Dunham's Brigade who did not hear their commander's call stayed at the split-rail fence line, but they too soon waved white flags in surrender.

Map: (Left Side): Battle action near Red Mound.
 
Erected by Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association.
 
Location. 35° 46.368′ N, 88° 23.649′ W. Marker is near Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Tennessee Route 22 0.4 miles south of Expressway Church Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. A driveway into this small park allows easy access. Marker is in this post office area: Wildersville TN 38388, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker Map image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 8, 2010
2. The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker Map
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Mound (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (approx. 0.8 miles away); Union Wagon Train (approx. 0.9 miles away); Parker's Crossroads (approx. one mile away); The Lexington-Huntingdon Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Very Successful Campaign (approx. 1.1 miles away); McPeake Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parkers Crossroads.
 
Regarding The Battle of Parker's Crossroads. Many of the markers for Parkers Crossroads don't appear in the 'Click for a list' search. I will try to make all marker locations consistent so that they will show up.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at Red Mound image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 24, 2012
3. Markers at Red Mound
Two markers are located here in front of Red Mound hill.
The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 8, 2010
4. The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker
The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, October 8, 2010
5. The Battle of Parker's Crossroads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 29, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   2. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 29, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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