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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Sturgis’ Supreme Effort

 
 
General Sturgis' Supreme Effort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
1. General Sturgis' Supreme Effort Marker
Inscription. To Hold The Crossroads Placing the 93rd Illinois, 8th Illinois and 114th Illinois Infantry here and immediately behind, he placed his artillery consisting of Battery B of 2nd Illinois; 7th Wisconsin Battery; 14th Indiana Battery; Battery E of 1st Illinois and Joyce's Battery. Orders were given to fire over heads of infantry into advancing Confederates.
 
Erected 1957 by Act of Legislature of the State of Mississippi, J.P.Coleman, Governor.
 
Location. 34° 30.367′ N, 88° 43.717′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on MS Hwy 370, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Brices Cross Roads (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brice's Cross Roads (here, next to this marker); Brice Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany A.R.P. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal's Second Battle Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
General Sturgis' Supreme Effort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. General Sturgis' Supreme Effort Marker
line); Morton's Battery (about 400 feet away); Tyler's Flanking Maneuver (about 600 feet away); Brice's Cross Roads (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Regarding General Sturgis' Supreme Effort. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site can be found 15 miles north of Tupelo, Mississippi. To get there, exit off of U.S. Highway 45 onto Rt. 370, in Baldwyn, Mississippi. The battlefield is located 6 miles west of Baldwyn, on Rt. 370. Visitors should also consider visiting the Brice's Crossroads Visitor and Interpretive Center in Baldwyn. To get there, exit U.S. 45 at Rt. 370 and turn east. Take the first right off of Rt. 370 to the center. (You may notice the center as the brick building with more than a dozen flagpoles).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Brice’s Crossroads. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Brice's Crossroads Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brices Cross Roads (Tishimingo Creek) National Battlefield Site image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 1999
3. Brices Cross Roads (Tishimingo Creek) National Battlefield Site
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
4. Memorial
"In Memory Of The Men Of The Confederate And The Federal Armies who took part in the battle of Brice's Cross Roads or Tishimingo Creek June 10, 1864 Which Resulted In A Victory For The Confederate Forces Under Brigadier General N.B. Forrest"
Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
5. Marker 2
"The Brice Home Stood Where Monument Is Located The Battle-Scarred, Two-Story House, With It's Blood Stained Floors And Walls Was Used By Wounded Of Both Armies To Escape Shot And Shell As The Battle Raged"
Marker 3 "First Shots of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 1999
6. Marker 3 "First Shots of the Battle
of Brice's Crossroads were fired here, 9:30, morning of June 10, 1864. Scouts from General Nathan Bedford Forrest's 7th Tennessee (Confederate) met scouts from General Samuel D. Sturgis' 4th Missouri (Federal)"
Battle of Brice's Cross Roads image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
7. Battle of Brice's Cross Roads
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,733 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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