|PARKERS CROSSROADS BATTLEFIELD TOUR
This your invitation to
tour the historic Civil War Battlefield at Parker's
Crossroads, Tennessee. The battle took place, December 31, 1862,
during General N. B. Forrest’s First West
Tennessee Raid. It was
significant for Forrest’s unique use of artillery
against infantry and
famous for its Confederate commander’s brazen maneuvering
resulting in his famous command “charge them both ways!”
The battlefield is located
at the intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108
mid-way between Memphis and
Nashville, approximately 10 miles north
of Lexington, Tennessee. The self-guided tour brochure
map and other historic details needed for the tour may be picked up at
the Visitor Center located at 20945 Hwy 22 North in Parkers Crossroads.
The self-guided tour is available to anyone and may be
hiking, biking, or motor vehicle. Those completing the tour
request secure the “Parkers Crossroads Battle Tour” patch.
These patches may be requested by printing and completing our
on line form. We offer three different patches: a round patch for
anyone completing the tour by motor vehicle; an oval patch for
those who complete the tour by biking, and a shield-shaped patch
for anyone who hikes or walks the Battlefield tour. Click our
small photos below to open a new window with a larger image:
If you have completed our Tour by one of these methods,
click here to go to our on line patch request form.
Each patch costs $6.00 ($5.00 per patch + $1.00 shipping).
This is a printable form which is to be filled out & mailed.