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Battle of Parker's Crossroads

Location: Parker's Crossroads, TN (Henderson County)
Dates: December 31, 1862
Union Commander:  Jeremiah C. Sullivan, Brigadier General
Confederate Commander:  Nathan Bedford Forrest, Brigadier General

Battle Summary:
During the early winter, of 1862, US Major General Ulysses S. Grant had his army camped in northern Mississippi.  After taking Iuka, and Corinth, earlier in the fall, Grant had set his sights on Vicksburg, and the opening of the Mississippi River, to the United States.  He relied heavily on the railroads, in western Tennessee, to supply his huge army.

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