The battle remains a textbook example of an outnumbered force prevailing through better tactics, terrain mastery, and aggressive offensive action. Despite this, the Confederates gained little through the victory other than temporarily keeping the Union out of Alabama and Mississippi.
Although the hubster and I aren't big fans of Nathan Bedford Forrest by any means (mainly because of his ill treatment of African Americans and because of a certain organization he founded) we were excited to see Brice's Crossroads because of the seemingly impossible victory Forrest led his men to there. That's why we were disappointed when we got there only to find the visitors center closed that day. Without the information from the visitor center all you really see is a couple of cannons and a monument at an intersection.
This is a battlefield we'll be returning to on a day when the visitors center is open. It gives us a good excuse to head down to Mississippi again so we can follow the burger trail and try a slug burger. (We're told no slugs are harmed in the making of a slug burger, so don't worry.)