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.


grey grave stone, coleman s. ellis, jun 10 1864

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.

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infintry, cavalry, and artillery forces

The Battle

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.

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a map depicting shermans troops moving south of Chatanoonga, TN

Why the Battle Happened

Civil War battles were never isolated incidents, but a result of a series of events that impacted future events.

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