Parkers Crossroads Battlefield to Host Dr. Lonnie Maness
For a Free Lecture & Discussion of “Forrest’s First West Tennessee Campaign – December 1862”
The Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association and Humanities Tennessee are pleased to sponsor a lecture and discussion, entitled “Forrest’s First West Tennessee Campaign – December 1862,” featuring Dr. Lonnie E. Maness. The lecture will detail General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s foray into west Tennessee and it being the forerunner of what became known in World War II as “blitzkrieg,” or lightening warfare.  Forrest’s cavalry concentrated its attack on selected targets and moved rapidly behind enemy lines to confound and avoid major confrontations with large hostile forces.  Dr. Maness will utilize his extensive knowledge in discussing this campaign into western Tennessee and Kentucky.
Immediately following the lecture, State Representative and battlefield historian Steve McDaniel will host a short walking tour of the battlefield, highlighting locations significant to the battle.

The event, free to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. It will be held in the Parkers Crossroads City Park Activities Building.  For more information, contact the Parkers Crossroads Visitors Center at 731-968-1191


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Exciting new license plate!!!!!!!!!!, The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association is sponsoring the NEW, "Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial License Plate". Each year, $15.62 of your plate fee will fund Civil War Battlefield Preservation in Tennessee.                            


Please check out the Map and Directions page for Hotels in the area

The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) is sponsoring the new Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial License Plate.

The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (501(c)3), is collecting 1,000 license plate orders so production of the actual plate can begin. We need to have the 1,000 orders in hand by April 30 - so please act now. We are counting on Tennessee's Civil War and preservation communities to quickly put this very important project over the top. With your help in getting the word out, we can do just that.

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Group entertainment at the cabin located on the original battlefield site. Sit on bales of hay, eat food from tin plates, dance to music of 1862 and hear true stories about the soldiers of Britton's Lane. Tour buses welcomed. For more information call 731- 989-7944 or 731-935-2209.

 Jim Weaver, President -

photo right - Battle of Britton lane Event;

 President Jim weaver having conversations with Trooper, Billy Alton

photo below; the aftermath of battle at Britton Lane.

bottom left; Cub Scout Troop 203 during a visit to our cabin site.





Billy Alton vs. Rick Revel

The Confederate - Yankee Standoff





Photo right;

Dan Kennerly announcing Battle Highlights









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