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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Tupelo
 
Battle of Tupelo Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
1. Battle of Tupelo Marker
 
Inscription.
In Memory
Of The Men Of The
Federal And
The Confederate
Armies
who took part in the
Battle of Tupelo
or Harrisburg
July 14-15,
1864.
Which resulted in
a victory for the
Federal Forces under
Major General
Andrew J. Smith

 
Erected by State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 34° 15.32′ N, 88° 44.19′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 278) and Monument Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Tupelo (within shouting distance of this marker); Shake Rag Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elvis Presley and the Blues (approx. 3.3 miles away); Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Birthplace of Elvis Presley (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 8.1 miles away); Camargo - 1847 (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Regarding Battle of Tupelo.
 
Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
2. Memorial Park
 
Tupelo National Battlefield (NB) is a one-acre monument located on Main Street, Tupelo, Mississippi. Main Street in Tupelo is also known as Highway 6 and Highway 278. Tupelo NB sits on the south side of Main Street on the west side of Tupelo. Exit off the Natchez Trace Parkway onto Highway 6 (near Milepost 260), head east, into Tupelo. Travel one mile east and find Tupelo NB on the right side of Main Street. There is limited parking available adjacent to the monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Tupelo. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Gen. Andrew J. Smith. He was most noted for routing Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's force at the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Tupelo Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. USCT, U.S. Colored Troops
 
Battle of Tupelo Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
3. Battle of Tupelo Marker
To our Confederate dead that gave their lives in battle here on July 14, 1864 for ther rights-erected 1918. This marker is on the grounds of the Tupelo National Battlefield
 
 
Battle of Tupelo Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, July 11, 2010
4. Battle of Tupelo Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,446 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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