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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Henderson County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Henderson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Henderson County, TN (106) Carroll County, TN (31) Chester County, TN (11) Decatur County, TN (12) Hardin County, TN (613) Madison County, TN (100)  HendersonCounty(106) Henderson County (106)  CarrollCounty(31) Carroll County (31)  ChesterCounty(11) Chester County (11)  DecaturCounty(12) Decatur County (12)  HardinCounty(613) Hardin County (613)  MadisonCounty(100) Madison County (100)
Lexington is the county seat for Henderson County
Adjacent to Henderson County, Tennessee
      Carroll County (31)  
      Chester County (11)  
      Decatur County (12)  
      Hardin County (613)  
      Madison County (100)  
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1Tennessee (Henderson County), Chesterfield — 4D 16 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 18, 1862
South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's Federal Brigade, sent from Jackson to stop him. In a running fight which carried to within 4 miles of Jackson, he captured the bulk of this force, including its commander. . . . Map (db m115231) HM
2Tennessee (Henderson County), Chesterfield — 4D 16 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 18, 1862
South of here, along Beech River, Forrest struck Col. Robert G. Ingersoll's Federal Brigade, sent from Jackson to stop him. In a running fight which carried to within 4 miles of Jackson, he captured the bulk of this force, including its commander. . . . Map (db m206790) HM
3Tennessee (Henderson County), Darden — 4D 9 — Mills Darden
This man, born in North Carolina in 1799, lived in this neighborhood for many years, dying in 1857. His size was legendary; he is said to have been 8 ft. 6 in. tall and to have weighed over 800 pounds; three ordinary sized men could be buttoned . . . Map (db m154434) HM
4Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 14 Monroe Avenue — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 14 Monroe Avenue Lexington Gun and Trade • National Store • U-Tote-Em Grocery • Brown Brothers Hardware • Dr. Chapin Store & OfficeMap (db m180495) HM
5Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 22 Monroe Avenue — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 22 Monroe Avenue Steve Beal, Atty. • Flynn's Carousel • Taylor's Jewelry Store • Hennessee's Soda Room • Citizens Bank • Collins General Store Second Floor: Sullivan's Insurance • . . . Map (db m180496) HM
6Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 24 Monroe Avenue — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 24 Monroe Street Elmer Stewart, Atty. • Sue's Beauty Salon • First National Bank • Austin & Hinson Pool Room • Jones & White Grocery • Davenport General Store • Pearson's Cash Grocery . . . Map (db m180497) HM
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7Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 26 Monroe Avenue — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 26 Monroe Avenue Frizzell's Family Shoe Store • Davies Drug Store • Watson Drug Store • McHaney Drug Store • E.E. Flake Store • James Glass Hardware Second floor: Barry & Walker, . . . Map (db m180499) HM
8Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 31 Natchez Trace Drive — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 31 Natchez Trace Drive Pat Carnal Insurance Agency • Steve Milam & Kevin Carter, Attys. • Lee's Discount • First Federal Savings & Loans • Crestline Finance • Lexington Styling Center • . . . Map (db m180175) HM
9Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 38 South Main Street — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Business which have operated at this site 38 South Main Street Stanfills Clothe Shoppe • Wallace Hardware Co • Timberlake & Bluckley Hdw. • J.D. Timberlake Hardware • and Denver Jewelry • W.W. Stewart & Co. • Poplar Log Saloon • . . . Map (db m180071) HM
10Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 40 South Main Street — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Business which have operated at this site 40 South Main Street Davis Dry Goods • Timberlake & Buckley Furniture • George Council General Store • Thomas W, Stegall Dry Goods • Lexington Dry Goods • L.H. Petty Barber Shop . . . Map (db m180076) HM
11Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 42 South Main Street — Businesses Which have operated at this site — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1986 —
Business which have operated at this site 40 South Main Street Davis Dry Goods • Timberlake & Buckley Furniture • George Council General Store • Thomas W, Stegall Dry Goods • Lexington Dry Goods • L.H. Petty Barber . . . Map (db m180079) HM
12Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 50 South Main — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 50 South Main Street Town Square Eatery • Laura Lynn's • T&R Clothing • Ferguson's Men's Store • Flanagan's Men's Store • Williams Men's Wear • Wadley's Men's Store • W.W. Sweatt Dry . . . Map (db m180171) HM
13Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 52 South Main — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 52 South Main Street Railway Claim Services, Inc. • Gardner & Little Agency • Rings & Things • Taylors Outfit • Lexington Shoe Store • Britt's Bootery • Harry Orio Grocery • E.E. . . . Map (db m180172) HM
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14Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 54 Main Street — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Businesses which have operated at this site 54 South Main Street Ye Olde Oak Shoppe • Taylor's Outlet • Leon's • Montgomery & Son Dry Goods • Sullivan Mercantile Co • Anderson Brothers Grocery • M.B. Hart Grocery • Hershey . . . Map (db m180173) HM
15Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 58 South Main Street — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project, 1996
Business which have operated at this site 58 South Main Street Stewart Drug Store • Joe V. Holmes Grocery • Frank Kent Grocery • J.M. Arnold, MD • M.B. Hart Grocery • Belew & Wadley Livery Stable • Kizer Drug Store Second . . . Map (db m180174) HM
16Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — Battle for Lexington — Ingersoll's Last Stand — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry brigade on a raid through West Tennessee, Dec. 15, 1862-Jan 3, 1863, destroying railroads and severing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s supply line between Columbus, Kentucky, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Forrest . . . Map (db m81884) HM
17Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 4 D 15 — Forrest's Raid — Dec. 18, 1862
Striking Ingersoll's brigade 5 miles east, Forrest overran the position to which they had retired on high ground to the south. Ingersoll and his artillery were captured. Returning 2 weeks later, Forrest rested briefly here, then crossed the river at . . . Map (db m61920) HM
18Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — Hometown of Buddy Cannon — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Murray Franklin “Buddy” Cannon, born in Lexington, Tennessee, on April 20, 1947, is a Nashville-based songwriter, record producer, music publisher, and former record company A&R (artists and repertoire) executive. He ranks among the most . . . Map (db m156581) HM
19Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — Main Street & Monroe Ave — A Tennessee Bicentennial Project 1996 —
Businesses which have operated at this site Main Street & Monroe Ave. First Bank 1st National Bank Elk Drug Store O.R. Brown Jewelry G.W. McCall Clothing Taylor's Beauty Shop Ruth's Beauty Ship Shackleford & Ross Barber Shop . . . Map (db m206296) HM
20Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 4D 23 — Mills Darden
Born in North Carolina in 1799, Darden settled in Henderson County about 1830. He was an innkeeper and farmer, and physically one of the heaviest men ever to live in the world. At the time of his death, Darden weighed in excess of 1,000 pounds. He . . . Map (db m81885) HM
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21Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — 4D 58 — Montgomery High School
Preceded by Lexington Colored School, which operated at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Montgomery School was established in 1923 for the education of Negro boys and girls of Lexington and Henderson County, a Rosenwald facility, it was organized as . . . Map (db m153432) HM
22Tennessee (Henderson County), Lexington — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the everlasting memory of those from Henderson County who gave their lives in the service of their countryMap (db m153430) WM
23Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — "Charge Them Both Ways"
Just when victory seemed certain, Colonel Charles Carroll galloped up to Forrest with the news that a large Union force was fast approaching their rear along the Lexington-Huntington Road and was deploying in line of battle. Forrest, who had . . . Map (db m72369) HM
24Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — "Give 'Em Hell"
Forrest placed the burden of the battle at Parker's Crossroads on his artillery, planning to win the battle with his cannoneers. His effective use of artillery allowed the Confederates to dominate the first two-thirds of the battle. As . . . Map (db m72263) HM
25Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — "The General Demands An Unconditional Surrender"
"We drove them through the woods with great slaughter and several white flags were raised in various parts of the woods and the killed and wounded were strewn over the ground." General Nathan Bedford Forrest A short time . . . Map (db m174110) HM
26Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment
At this location the 122nd Illinois held fast while General Forrest started to encircle the Union forces. With assaults also coming into the rear of the line, portions of the 122nd Illinois and men from the 50th Indiana about-faced, fixed bayonets, . . . Map (db m174129) HM
27Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 18th Illinois Mounted Infantry
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 . . . Map (db m174130) HM
28Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 39th Iowa Infantry Regiment
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, . . . Map (db m174127) HM
29Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 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 . . . Map (db m174131) HM
30Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery — The Badger State Flying Artillery
The 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery did not fare well at the Battle of Parker's Crossroads; in fact, the battery was in trouble even before the battle began. As a result of the losses suffered in Forrest's raids on Humboldt and Trenton, the battery . . . Map (db m174099) HM
31Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Concealed Assault
"Pretty soon the word came that the enemy were coming up in our rear on account of noise the orders were not heard by all & consequently we were thrown into considerable confusion". Pvt. William Peter, 122nd . . . Map (db m174067) HM
32Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Dogged Defense
A Successful Raid Most historians consider Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's West Tennessee Raid a success, and he gets much credit for his actions at Parker's Crossroads. Confederate General Earl Van Dorn's destruction of . . . Map (db m174070) HM
33Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Fire Terrible In Its Intensity
Forrest planned to encircle the Union position with artillery, using his guns to fight the battle rather than engaging his dismounted troops in close small arms combat. When Forrest deployed his troops following the engagement at Hicks' field . . . Map (db m72319) HM
34Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Lull in the Fighting
His Line Divided Colonel Cyrus Dunham had defeated the Confederate attack on the rear of his forces, but to what end? The Union force was divided and confused. Dunham, who had held the brigade together all day by riding up and down the . . . Map (db m174072) HM
35Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Panicked Stampede
Confederate Victory Seems Assured Much of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's artillery was deployed in an arc around where you stand. The guns rained unceasing fire on Union troops at the split-rail fence, visible on the far side of . . . Map (db m174203) HM
36Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — A Very Successful Campaign
"We have worked, rode, and fought hard" On January 1, 1863 Forrest reached the Tennessee River. By 9 p.m. the entire command, more than 2,000 men and horses, six cannon, and a train of wagons, had crossed the river on the same flatboats that . . . Map (db m81886) HM
37Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 7
Old Split-Rail Fence December 31, 1862 At approximately 11:00 a.m., Colonel Dunham's Brigade positioned themselves behind a split-rail fence located a few feet behind this area running east and west to the Lexington/Huntingdon Road. By afternoon, . . . Map (db m20521) HM
38Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Battlefield Overview
You are standing, more or less, on the old Lexington-Huntingdon Road. Behind you is the reconstructed split-rail fence, where the Union troops took position and faced General Nathan Bedford Forrest's unrelenting artillery assault and surprise . . . Map (db m20542) HM
39Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Casualties of War
"I hastened back to find Sammy but Oh was too late. He was to far gone too recognize me I could but fall beside him and weep bitter tears."
Friends and Neighbors The 122nd Illinois Infantry mustered in at . . . Map (db m174064) HM
40Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Civil War Artillery
Artillery played a pivotal role in the Battle of Parker's Crossroads. The Confederates turned their two 6-pounder smoothbore, two 12-pounder howitzers, two 12-pounder mountain howitzers and two three-inch ordnance rifles to deadly effect. The Union . . . Map (db m174201) HM
41Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Confederate Artillery Position
Confederate artillery was located west of this position, near where SR 22 is today. The battery of guns, supported by Major Nicholas N. Cox's battalion, was positioned to pound the west flank of the Union line, the position held by the 39th Iowa. . . . Map (db m174117) HM
42Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Confederate Horseholders
Forrest's Cavalry fought dismounted at the Battle of Parker's Crossroads, as was customary. Cavalry depended upon their mounts and military protocol defined how horses were handled in battle. One of every four horsemen remained mounted and . . . Map (db m72344) HM
43Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Cyrus Livingston Dunham — January 16, 1817-November 21, 1877
Cyrus Livingston Dunham left a promising political career to serve his country in the Civil War. He resigned his military commission November 18, 1863, his health broken A Rural Upbringing Cyrus Dunham was born and raised on a farm . . . Map (db m174108) HM
44Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Desperate Fighting
The Envelopment & Surprise Attack Under cover of the Confederates' punishing artillery fire, Russell and Woodward's men dismounted and infiltrated the woods to the right and rear of the 50th Indiana. Starnes' 8th Tennessee, having made . . . Map (db m174113) HM
45Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Dibrell's Position
The Regiment's First Fight Colonel George Dibrell placed his dismounted cavalry in this area, on a rise southeast of the Parker house. "Here," Dibrell wrote, "we began our first regular battle as cavalry." His position, east of Colonel Alonzo . . . Map (db m174191) HM
46Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Dunham Strikes Back
A Desperate Charge Colonel Cyrus Dunham's miscalculation of General Nathan Bedford Forrest's intentions cost his soldiers dearly. Not only was Forrest not retreating, but the accurate fire of his dismounted cavalry and artillery was taking . . . Map (db m174189) HM
47Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Dunham Takes the Offensive
"The Union forces made a stubborn fight and defended their positions with marked valor, but the Confederate fire was too galling for mortals to stand." Lieut. John W. Morton, CSA The change of front was made under a severe fire of . . . Map (db m174197) HM
48Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Dunham's Artillery is Forced to Withdraw
A Bad Start The campaign against General Nathan Bedford Forrest began badly for the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery. General Jeremiah Sullivan ordered the battery to Jackson, but directed them to leave extra ammunition and horses, caissons, . . . Map (db m174200) HM
49Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Dunham's Position
Attack on the Union Rear Colonel Cyrus Dunham was riding along the line, making sure that his orders had been understood, when the Confederates who had come up behind the Union line under cover of the woods charged the Federals. Colonel . . . Map (db m174116) HM
50Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Enfilading the Line
enfilade — the firing of a gun or guns so as to sweep the length of a target, such as a column of troops Confederate Artillery Position On the rise where you now stand a portion of the Confederate battery was positioned. . . . Map (db m72468) HM
51Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Flight to Safety
Forrest's command to charge both ways bought the Confederate commander some time. He ordered his men to remount and to head for the Lexington-Huntingdon Road, Forrest himself, unwilling to abandon his artillery, led about 75 men toward the . . . Map (db m72370) HM
52Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest Averts Disaster
"Finding my command now exposed to fire from both front and rear I was compelled to withdraw, which I did in good order." Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest
Surrender or Fight General Nathan Bedford Forrest was . . . Map (db m174097) HM
53Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest Seizes the Advantage
Chaos in Retreat Colonel Cyrus Dunham held his position south of the cotton field for over an hour. When his infantry failed to take the Confederate artillery, he gave the order "rally to the rear." It was about noon when the Union line . . . Map (db m174187) HM
54Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest's Artillery
Forrest's Brilliant and Unconventional Use of Artillery is one of the hallmarks of the Battle of Parker's Crossroads. He placed his artillery in front of his troops, rather than behind them, and used a continuous barrage of fire from his guns . . . Map (db m87530) HM
55Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest's Artillery Leads the Attack
Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest employed unusual tactics—mobile horse artillery, threatening multiple targets simultaneously, and employing misinformation and bluff. At Parker's Crossroads, Forrest used his artillery as a psychological and . . . Map (db m174204) HM
56Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest's Big Show
"General I am entirely unarmed; have neither gun, pistol, nor sword." Sgt. Nat Baxter "That doesn't make any difference; get in line and advance on the enemy with the rest; I want to make as big a show as . . . Map (db m174670) HM
57Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest's Tactics
Nathan Bedford Forrest had no formal military education and was, as John Morton, Forrest's Chief of Artillery, put it, "the negative of a West Pointer." He regarded maneuvers and exhaustive drill as unnecessary and cared nothing for conventional . . . Map (db m72237) HM
58Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Forrest's West Tennessee Raid — December 18-31, 1862
On December 11, 1862 Forrest's new command, now woefully lacking in arms and ammunition, left Columbia to commence the raid that "if successful, may force the enemy to retire from Mississippi." The brigade reached the Tennessee River at Clifton four . . . Map (db m72213) HM
59Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Freeman's Battery — Forrest's Artillery
Front Dedicated to Freeman's Battery Forrest's Artillery and Samuel L. Freeman. General Nathan Bedford Forrest's First Artillery Captain Freeman's Battery fought near here during the Battle of Parker's Crossroads Dec. . . . Map (db m72182) HM WM
60Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Freeman's Battery
"Brass 12 & 6 pounders are in the habit of chawing up and spitting out when vile men with malice of afterthought will pull their tails." Corp. Lucius B. Corbin, 122nd Illinois
"Open immediately . . . Map (db m174061) HM
61Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Fuller's Assault
Colonel John W. Fuller's Ohio Brigade left Huntingdon well before dawn on December 31. When just north of Clarksburg, around 10:30 a.m., Fuller received orders from Generals Jeremiah Sullivan and Isham Haynie to wait for the rear guard before . . . Map (db m72368) HM
62Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Lt. Col. Alonzo Napier
Lt. Colonel Alonzo Napier fell mortally wounded at this point as he was leading a charge of troops along the Lexington-Huntingdon Road. In the excitement of the deafening roar of cannon fire and the swift barrage of small arms fire, Lt. Col. . . . Map (db m20541) HM
63Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Manning the Guns
Artillery played a decisive role in many Civil War battles, including Parker's Crossroads. Few people realize, however, that manning and equipping a six-gun battery involved approximately 150 men, 110 horses and mules, and hundreds of pieces of . . . Map (db m174185) HM
64Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Manning the Guns
Artillery played a decisive role in many Civil War battles, including Parker's Crossroads. Few people realize, however, that manning and equipping a six-gun battery involved approximately 150 men, 110 horses and mules, and hundreds of pieces of . . . Map (db m174202) HM
65Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — McPeake Cabin
Robert and Permelia McPeake built this cabin near Rock Hill, Tennessee, in 1851. Danny and Rose Garner donated the cabin to the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association in 2006. After being painstakingly recorded, the cabin was dismantled and . . . Map (db m20539) HM
66Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Morton's Battery — Forrest's Artillery
FrontDedicated to Morton's Battery Forrest's Artillery and Captain John W. Morton, Jr. The Confederacy's Youngest Captain of Artillery Morton's Battery fought near here December 31, 1862 in the Battle of Parker's Crossroads, TN. with Two . . . Map (db m72204) HM WM
67Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Napier's Assault on the 39th Iowa
Fresh Recruits Join Forrest A few days before the battle, Lieut. Colonel Alonzo Napier's 430-man battalion joined General Nathan B. Forrest's command. Captured after the Battle of Fort Donelson in February 1862, Napier escaped while being . . . Map (db m174195) HM
68Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Nathan Bedford Forrest — July 13, 1821 - October 29, 1877
(Front of Kiosk): Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the Civil War's greatest cavalry generals. His ferocity as a warrior and his claim to have slain one more enemy soldier in personal combat than the 29 horses killed beneath him made him a . . . Map (db m20506) HM
69Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Parker's Cross Roads
This area was named for the Parker farm whose residence was located just south of here. John M. Parker, both a practicing physician and a Baptist preacher, was known as both Doctor and Reverend Parker. His farm straddled the intersection of . . . Map (db m72241) HM
70Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Parker's Crossroads — Narrowly Avoided Defeat — Forrest's First West Tennessee Raid —
Late in 1862, the Union army under Ulysses S. Grant threatened Vicksburg, Mississippi. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg ordered Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest to sever Grant's West Tennessee supply line which extended from Columbus, Kentucky, via the . . . Map (db m168323) HM
71Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 4D 14 — Parker's Crossroads
Returning to Middle Tennessee after an extensive & successful raid, Forrest's Cavalry Brigade on Dec. 31, 1862, fought here an all-day battle with 2 separate Union brigades converging on him in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy him before he could . . . Map (db m72197) HM
72Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Parker's Crossroads City Park
Mayor Arthur J. Halters Vice Mayor Roy "Rocky" Muscari Commissioner Billy Olive City Attorney Stevie Beal City Recorder Stephen K. McDaniel Dedicated June 1986 At the "5th Annual Living History and Battle . . . Map (db m174181) HM WM
73Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 4D 10 — Pleasant Exchange
2 miles southeast, this town was established in 1824 by William D. Carrington, who built there a hotel and distillery. At one time it had as many saloons as stores and was a noted gambling resort. It also had an excellent racetrack. It was virtually . . . Map (db m52612) HM
74Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Prelude to Battle/December 31, 1862—the Battle/Union and Confederate Forces
Prelude to Battle Union troops in West Tennessee and north Mississippi depended on the railroad. The Confederate high command ordered General Nathan Bedford Forrest to cut that supply line. Forrest left Columbia on December 11, 1862, . . . Map (db m174205) HM
75Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 4D 48 — Red Mound
During the second quarter of the 19th Century, on the hill immediately west of this marker was the site of the community of Red Mound, which according to oral tradition was named for Red Mountain, N. C., from where many of the early settlers came. . . . Map (db m72202) HM
76Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Russell & Woodward's Advance
Forrest Issues the Command As Colonel Starnes began his movement westward, around the left flank of the Union line, Forrest ordered Colonel Alfred Russell's 4th Alabama and Colonel Tom Woodward's Kentucky Company to move east and then south . . . Map (db m174100) HM
77Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Surprise and Chaos
The heavy fire of their infantry unexpected and unlooked for by all..." Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest An Unanticipated Event As the two sides met under the flag of truce, Colonel John W. Fuller's Ohio Brigade . . . Map (db m174074) HM
78Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle Begins
On the evening of December 30, Forrest's scouts ascertained that Dunham's Brigade was just north of Clarksburg. Forrest, knowing that General Sullivan was at Huntingdon, "determined to throw his force between Dunham and Sullivan and whip the . . . Map (db m72278) HM
79Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 3
The Old Crossroads Mid-Morning, December 31, 1862 Dunham's Union troops, pressured on three sides, rallied around the crossroads near the Parker House but soon retreated beyond the roads and sought cover among the rolling hills to the southeast. . . . Map (db m20446) HM
80Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 1 - Overview of Battle Area — December 31, 1862 —
The north-south tree line parallel to today's Highway 22 marks the roadbed of the old Huntingdon-Lexington road. Union Colonel Cyrus L. Dunham's Brigade marched south to Parker's Crossroads on December 31, 1862 to block the route of the Confederate . . . Map (db m72196) HM
81Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 2 - Hicks Field — Early Morning, December 31, 1862 —
Union Colonel Cyrus L. Dunham's Brigade marched south from Clarksburg, Tennessee, and then, turned northwest from Parker's Crossroads to block the path of Forrest's troops. Dunham's move would ensnare the Confederates between his brigade and two . . . Map (db m72198) HM
82Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 6 - Red Mound — Early Afternoon, December 31, 1862 —
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 . . . Map (db m72201) HM
83Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Tour Stop 4 — Jones Cemetery and the Old Dug Well —
As the battle moved from Hicks Field through the crossroads, Forrest's troops began to move east, roughly along the Wildersville Road. Here, near Jones Cemetery, Confederate soldiers watered their horses and filled their canteens at an old dug well, . . . Map (db m72203) HM
84Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads
On December 31, 1862, the Union forces that had been pursuing General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalry for two weeks finally intercepted the Confederate raiders. Colonel Cyrus Dunham commanded the Union force that met Forrest at Parker's . . . Map (db m72216) HM
85Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — December 31, 1862 — Union and Confederate Forces —
Union Forces Cyrus Livingston Dunham was born in Dryden, New York, on January 16, 1817. In 1841 he moved to Salem, Indiana, where he practiced law and served as a Democratic congressman. He entered the Union service in 1861 as Colonel of the . . . Map (db m81888) HM
86Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — 5 — The Battle of Parker's Crossroads — Capture of the Wagons and Attack on Dunham's Rear — Tour Stop 5 —
Mid-Day, December 31, 1862 At the beginning of the battle, the Union wagon train was north of the crossroads. It moved three times and was shelled once by Forrest's artillery. Its last location was in the creek bottom northwest of this spot. . . . Map (db m188839) HM
87Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Confederate Escape
Confusion and Retreat The arrival of Fuller's Ohio Brigade and General Nathan Bedford Forrest's subsequent charge caused much confusion. Some Confederate regiments followed Forrest east, others ran west. Colonel George Dibrell reported, "We . . . Map (db m174076) HM
88Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Federal Forces
General Jeremiah Sullivan assumed command of the District of Jackson, Tennessee, in the fall of 1862. As such, Sullivan was in command of the Union forces pursuing Forrest. As Ed Bearss, National Park Service Historian Emeritus, put it, Sullivan . . . Map (db m174104) HM
89Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Lexington-Huntingdon Road
The Historic Road In front of you is the original roadbed of the Lexington-Huntingdon Road. This road, which figured so prominently in the Battle of Parker's Crossroads, connected the county seats of Henderson and Carroll counties, . . . Map (db m72460) HM
90Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — The Tides of War
Union Victory in the West — January-June 1862 After their resounding victory at Manassas, Virginia on July 21, 1861, many Confederates expected a fast and victorious end to the war. It was not to be. During the first half of 1862 . . . Map (db m72217) HM
91Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Three Desperate Charges
The Confederates pressed forward, taking possession of the high ground abandoned by the Union troops, Forrest advancing his battle line into small arms range. The Confederate artillerists manhandled their guns forward, resuming their punishing . . . Map (db m72480) HM
92Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Union Cemetery
At least 30 Union soldiers were killed during the battle at Parker's Crossroads. Those who were killed in action were buried here shortly after the battle took place. Those burials took places according to orders issued by the War Department in . . . Map (db m87527) HM WM
93Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Union Wagon Train
Protecting the Wagons: The success or failure of any campaign depended on the safety of the supply trains. When Dunham deployed his forces along the Lexington-Huntingdon Road the Union wagon train was sent to the rear, out of harm's way. The . . . Map (db m72200) HM
94Tennessee (Henderson County), Parkers Crossroads — Withdrawal to the Split-Rail Fence
Two Futile Charges The Union line, positioned about one-quarter mile north of here, made two futile charges against the Confederate guns. Forrest then ordered a general advance and his line, utilizing a frightful barrage of artillery and . . . Map (db m76942) HM
95Tennessee (Henderson County), Sardis — 4D 59 — Doe Creek Cemetery
Ex-Confederate soldiers, James Kennedy and Bill Nails, brutally slain by local Unionists, were the first burials here in 1865 on land donated for the cemetery by Robert Kennedy. Additional Confederate veterans and other members of the community were . . . Map (db m74956) HM
96Tennessee (Henderson County), Sardis — Doe Creek Church and School — Brothers against Brothers
A classic example of the brother-against-brother feuds resulting from the Civil War began virtually in the shadows of the historic log Doe Creek Church and School. Hugh and Robert Kennedy established farms here early in the 1820s. When the war . . . Map (db m81945) HM
97Tennessee (Henderson County), Sardis — 4D 59 — Doe Creek School
Doe Creek School is one of Tennessee's last remaining one-room log schoolhouses. Built c. 1870, it has been used as a school and a church. Yellow poplar logs, hauled to the site by a team of oxen, form the walls. Schoolmaster Elmer Duck dismissed . . . Map (db m74959) HM
98Tennessee (Henderson County), Sardis — History of Sardis Cemetery
Circa 1825 settlers came from miles around to the big meeting place across the road from the cemetery. It was Methodist in belief, but all denominations were welcome. A congregation member, Mr. Quinn died while attending services about 1830 and was . . . Map (db m185612) HM
99Tennessee (Henderson County), Scotts Hill — Austin Chapel Church & The Austin Family Homeplace
As the Church of Christ spread into West Tennessee, Benjamin Austin and his wife Lucinda heard and obeyed the gospel. It was 1872 when they became Christians and started having Church services each Lord's Day in their home about 1/2 mile West of . . . Map (db m204145) HM
100Tennessee (Henderson County), Scotts Hill — Farmers State Bank and FirstBank: A Century of Community Banking
Farmers State Bank was founded in 1906 by a small group of Scotts Hill investors. In the early years, the bank financed ventures and supported the mainly rural, agricultural communities it served. Even as the economic focus of the area shifted . . . Map (db m157622) HM

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