Article by Steve Corlew-
The Parkers Crossroads Battlefield has been awarded a $15,500 grant from the Tennessee War Commission.
The grant will be used to purchase a reproduction limber to display alongside the park’s two caissons with limbers on the battlefield.
The battlefield part will use the display to explore the relationship between the field artillery pieces and the role artillery played in the battle of Parkers Crossroads.
A limber is a two-wheeled cart designed to support the trail of an artillery piece or the stock of a filed carriage such as a caisson or travelling forge, allowing it to be towed according to the War Commission’s release about the grant.
The limber was attached to a cannon or caisson and typically pulled by four to six horses and contained one chest. When the artillery piece was in action, its limber was…
For complete coverage, see the February 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress.