Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here
Federal Cavalry and Artillery Engaged in this Line
From the northern end of the line: Company H of 7th Indiana; 4th Missouri; 4th Missouri Battery
On North Side of Road: 14th Indiana Battery
On South Side of Road: 7th Indiana; 2nd New Jersey; 3rd Iowa Battalion; 4th Iowa and 3rd Iowa Battalion.
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi, J. P. Coleman, Governor.
Location. 34° 30.503′ N, 88° 43.319′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (County Route 370) half a mile from Guntown/Ripley Road (County Route 370), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is designated Stop 3 of the Brice's Road Auto Tour. 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. Treaty of Pontotoc (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS (about 500 feet away); Brice's Cross Roads (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (about 500 feet away); Confederate's Second Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwyn.
More about this marker. The open ground to the south is Porter's Field where opposing battle lines formed.
Additional keywords. Brices Crossroads, Tishomingo
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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