Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Tupelo
Of The Men Of The
who took part in the
Battle of Tupelo
Which resulted in
a victory for the
Federal Forces under
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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Tupelo (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickasaw Village Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Younger Cabin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elvis Presley and Tupelo (approx. 2 miles away); Shake Rag Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tupelo.
Regarding 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
2. Gen. Andrew J. Smith. He was most noted for routing Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's force at the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi
3. Tupelo Battlefield. National Park Service
Additional keywords. USCT, U.S. Colored Troops
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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