The Battle of Parker's Crossroads was fought on December 31, 1862. Union forces sought to capture Confederate troops on their return from their "First West Tennessee Raid." When Confederate Lt. Gen. Forrest found himself caught between two Union forces at Parker's Crossroads, each roughly the size of his own, he ordered his troops to "charge both ways" and made a successful escape.
Knoxville, Tennessee | This self-guided tour includes: Longstreet's headquarters, Fort Dickerson, cemeteries, hospitals, site of mortal wounding of Brig. Gen. William P. Sanders, and the site of the unsuccessful attack on Fort Sanders.
Eva, Tennessee | This State Park was named for Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the Federal supply and munitions depot at Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek