Winning the Battle, Losing the War
The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.
More than a Monument
There is more than just a monument at Brices Cross Roads National Battlefiled Site. Explore the things to do at the Battlefield Site.Read More
As the sun rose on June 10, 1864, more than 11,000 soldiers prepared for a long, hot, battle. By sundown, more than 2,400 were unaccounted for.Read More
Why the Battle Happened
Civil War battles were never isolated incidents, but a result of a series of events that impacted future events.Read More
Did You Know?
At the Battle of Brices Cross Roads, half of the 223 Union soldiers that were reported as killed belonged to Bouton's Brigade of United States Colored Troops. Most served in the 55th and 59th USCT.