Maness Speaks at Parkers Crossroads 155th Anniversary

Dr. Lonnie Maness speaks about causes of the War Between the States, and Forrest’s West Tennessee Campaign, which ended in an all day battle at Parkers Crossroads 155 years ago.
Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

A lone sentry stands by an artillery piece, the below freezing wind sweeps across the gentle hills at Parkers Crossroads and ruffles the sides of his tent. On the other side of the park at the activities building, a packed house is getting seated to listen to Dr. Lonnie Maness. It’s the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Parkers Crossroads, and Maness, who has written a dozen books and major pieces on General Forrest and the War in West Tennessee, is a retired professor from…

For the complete story, see the January 3rd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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