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Battle of Parker's Crossroads

American Notorious Civil War Battle of Nathan Bedford Forrest (1862)

The Battle of Parker's Crossroads was fought December 31, 1862 (the same day as the Battle of Stones River). Nathan Bedrofd Forrest, after being sent to Western Tennessee (away from the Confederate Army) because of a personal dispute with General Braxton Bragg, was attacked by Union troops. Forrest had just finished his first of many raids into the area and found himself caught between two Union forces, each of which out numbered him. It was in this battle that Forrest gave his famed to command to "charge both ways," which oddly enough allowed his men to escape safely.

Submitted By:  David Allison


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