New Display at Parkers Crossroads Features Artillery Limber, Caisson
Article by W. Clay Crook-
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, volunteers from the Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association met on the north side of the battlefield, off Wildersville Road, to set up a new display. It’s not just a sign, but something rarely displayed on battlefields, a full sized authentically reproduced limber and caisson for an artillery crew.
Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association President James Weaver, along with member Keith Doll and Parkers Crossroads City Manager Steve McDaniel were on hand to greet the crew from Trailrock Ordnance, from Blaine, Tennessee, who manufactured the caisson and limber.
Steve Cameron, and his crew Gary Howard and Harry Uffalussy, said that the display pieces weigh about 5,000 pounds and they are made from aluminum with eight coats of paint and primer and will last for generations. “The originals would have been wooden framed with iron pieces, and with a full load of ammunition would weigh about as much as…
For the complete story, see the June 10th edition of The Lexington Progress.