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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Parker's Crossroads TN
Posted on: 3/21/2017 6:57:33 PM
In 2012 the Civil War Trust purchased a parcel of land at Parker's Crossroads between Wildersville Road and Interstate 40. This was roughly the area where Forrest realized he had a problem with advancing Union reinforcements and decided to "charge 'em both ways!"

Google map view: (EDIT ok that didn't work)
I walked the battlefield in 2012 but that area was off-limits and had no trails. Checking with Google maps (Co-ordinates are 35.792388, -88.386513) it appears that there is now a trail and interpretive markers there, but the PCBA hasn't updated their website for years and there is no mention of that trail.

Has anyone been to Tennessee lately and checked out the place?
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Brian Williams
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Re: Parker's Crossroads TN
Posted on: 3/22/2017 4:58:27 PM
Wonder if it was as open as it is now?

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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Re: Parker's Crossroads TN
Posted on: 3/24/2017 5:48:59 PM
Thanks, Brian. That's what I wanted to do.

The best thing about having trails here is that is the place where Forrest "charged them both ways" and I always wanted a closer look. I think Forrest, with 75 to 100 troopers, started near McDonald's and drove east on I-40 nearly as far as the cemetery, then made a U-Turn and came back.
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