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Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign

 
 
Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 1, 2015
1. Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker
Inscription. Located approx. 400 yards north was the Jones-McElwain and Co. Iron Foundry, established 1859. In 1861, the firm was awarded a Confederate contract to produce rifles and muskets. Before any weapons were made, Holly Springs was threatened by Union forces and the machinery was moved to Macon, Georgia. Federal troops occupied Holly Springs on November 13, 1862, and began converting the factory into a hospital. The unfinished hospital was destroyed during Van Dorn's raid. Only the base of a chimney remains.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 34° 46.317′ N, 89° 26.2′ W. Marker is in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of East Salem Avenue (Mississippi Route 4) and Bonner Street, on the left when traveling east on East Salem Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherwood Bonner (McDowell) (within shouting distance of this marker); Airliewood (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walthall Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hill Country Blues
Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 1, 2015
2. Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holly Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Yellow Fever House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Asbury United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Holly Springs.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Jones-McElwain and Co. Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, April 8, 2015
3. Site of Jones-McElwain and Co. Foundry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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