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$125,000 Awarded for Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Acquisition.

Parkers Crossroads receives a grant for a half-acre parcel acquisition.
Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Wars Commission announce the awarding of over $900,000.00 in matching grants through the Tennessee Civil War Sites Preservation Fund (TCWSPF) to preserve approximately 111 acres of endangered Civil War battlefield sites in Hamilton County, Rutherford County, Hardin County, and Henderson County.

In Henderson County, the $125,000.00 was awarded for the purchase of a half-acre parcel at Parkers Crossroads that will help preserve the historic crossroads itself. Positioned along Wildersville Road, this is the site where Union Brigadier General Jeremiah C. Sullivan, with the help of Dunham and Fuller’s brigades, unsuccessfully attempted to cut Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops from withdrawing across the Tennessee River on December 31, 1862.

The projects were approved by the Commission at their February 21st meeting in Nashville and will be made to the American Battlefield Trust, a non-profit based in Washington, DC. “This is a very successful preservation program that in the past seven years has helped protect hundreds of acres of valuable open space, farms, and wildlife habitat across…

For complete coverage, see the March 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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