Tour Stop 5
— Capture of the Wagons and Attack on Dunham's Rear —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. There, Confederate Major John P. Strange captured the wagons, which were guarded by one company each from the 122nd Illinois and the 39th Iowa. A number of the Union soldiers, now with a large part of their ammunition in the hands of the enemy, surrendered for lack of powder and ball.
|Placed By||Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 374608 N 3960777|
|Decimal Degrees||35.78308333, -88.38743333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 46.985', W 88° 23.246'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 46' 59.10" N, 88° 23' 14.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 451-621 Expy Church Rd, Wildersville TN 38388, US|
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