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Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Morton's Battery

 
 
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
1. Morton's Battery Marker
Inscription.
(front)
Dedicated to
Morton's Battery

Forrest's Artillery
and
John W. Morton, Jr.

Gen. N.B. Forrest's
Chief of Artillery and
the Confederacy's
youngest artillery captain

Morton's Battery fought here
during the Battle of Brice's
Crossroads June 10, 1864, with
four three inch rifled cannon
(back)
Brought at a gallop for some eight miles Morton's and Rice's Batteries were sent forward to a hill and opened with spirit and execution. Gen. Forrest ordered his artillery to be double-shotted with canister and moved to within sixty yards of the Federal lines; about a fourth mile Northeast of Brice's House, opening with great destruction. As the Federals were drawing back toward Tishamingo Creek, Morton's and Rice's Batteries fired with fearful carnage. They charged their batteries up to the enemy and poured a deadly tide of canister with ghastly effect, as the Federals emerged from the creek, Forrest's artillery played upon them for half a mile, killing or disabling large numbers.

Erected by Freeman's Battery
Forrest's Artillery Camp 1939
Sons of Confederate Veterans
June 11, 2005

 
Erected 2005 by Freeman's Battery, Forrest's Artillery Camp
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Morton's Battery Marker
1939, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Location. 34° 30.323′ N, 88° 43.779′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 2902 and County Route 833, on the right when traveling south on County Route 2902. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guntown MS 38849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tyler's Flanking Maneuver (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany A.R.P. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Brice Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Brice's Cross Roads (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Brices Cross Roads (about 400 feet away); General Sturgis' Supreme Effort (about 400 feet away); Federal's Second Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site. National Park Service (Submitted on September 26, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
3. Morton's Battery Marker
Morton's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
4. Morton's Battery Marker
View of Brice's Cross Roads from the Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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