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Near Ellisville in Jones County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Skirmish At Rocky Creek

 
 
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By Robert M. Cook, Jr., December 17, 2012
1. Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker
Inscription. Near this site on June 25, 1863, a small group of Confederate soldiers and civilians under the command of Lt. W. M. Wilson of the 43rd Tennessee Infantry, defeated a detachment of the 5th Illinois Cavalry. During the skirmish, the entire 40 man Union force, on a raid to disrupt the railroads, was killed, wounded or captured.
 
Erected 2001 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 31° 36.55′ N, 89° 13.917′ W. Marker is near Ellisville, Mississippi, in Jones County. Marker is on State Highway 588, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellisville MS 39437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amos Deason Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hotel Pinehurst (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  "And speaking of which..." - Mann's Raid (blog). (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., December 17, 2012
2. Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016.
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