The Battle of Parker's Crossroads

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads (HM1DBR)

Location: Wildersville, TN 38388 Henderson County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 46.985', W 88° 23.246'

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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.

East of here, a ravine ran northward to the rear of the Union line along the split-rail fence. Dismounted Confederate cavalrymen used this ravine to come at them from behind, hastening the appearance of white flags from the Union line.
Placed ByParkers Crossroads Battlefield Association
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 374608 N 3960777
Decimal Degrees35.78308333, -88.38743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 46.985', W 88° 23.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 46' 59.10" N, 88° 23' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 451-621 Expy Church Rd, Wildersville TN 38388, US
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