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.

Photo of Brcies Cross Roads Battlefield Monument with a civil war cannon placed in front.
Places To Go

The Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield was established in February of 1929. Follow along to see the many places of the battlefield

Sephia colored photograph of Oscar Kelton, Union soldier in dress uniform sitting down in a chair
People at Brices Cross Roads

Follow the stories of some of the 12,000 men who were engaged at the Battle of Brices Cross Roads.

Granite monument with black etched letters. Monument in commemoration of 114th Illinois.
Things To Do

Learn more about exploring the Brices Cross Roads Battlefield

Last updated: December 14, 2023

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