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Camp Blount Historic Site

Tennessee earned its nickname the “Volunteer State” due to large number of people to respond to the call for military service during the War of 1812. In late September 1813, thousands of Tennessee soldiers assembled at Camp Blount, which served as a training location. The next month, Andrew Jackson took command of these soldiers, including David Crockett, Sam Houston, and John Coffee.

Parker's Crossroads

Parker's Crossroads Battlefield

The Battle of Parker’s Crossroads occurred on December 31, 1862. Both the Union and Confederate armies claim this battle as a victory, though Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men were able to advance across the Tennessee River. Today, more than 300 acres of battlefield have been preserved.