Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters
At the onset of the Civil War, there were a few homes located in Tupelo near the intersection of the recently completed Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Pontotoc-to-Fulton Road, now Main Street. One of those homes was the residence of the John W. Younger family located on this site in a grove of oak and hickory trees. It was common practice for high ranking officers to requisition comfortable quarters in private homes during the war. The Younger Cabin was requisitioned many times, as it was ideally located in relation to the numerous camps scattered around Tupelo. The cabin's central location provided a commanding officer good communications with his subordinates and allowed oversight of troops, supplies and military equipment stationed near the railroad.
In the summer of 1862, after the battle of Shiloh and siege of Corinth, the Confederate army withdrew to Tupelo. During that occupation, the Younger Cabin was used as the headquarters for the Confederate Army of the Mississippi. The first commanding general to occupy the house was PG.T. Beauregard in 1862. Later that summer, when General Beauregard became ill and left Tupelo to recover in Mobile, General Braxton Bragg was left in command. Bragg moved his troops to Chattanooga late that same summer, and General Sterling Price assumed
Erected 2013 by Tupelo Civil War Trail.
Location. 34° 15.531′ N, 88° 42.329′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway Street and West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 261 North Broadway Street, Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley and Tupelo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shake Rag Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Elvis Presley and the Blues (approx. 1.5 miles away); Birthplace of Elvis Presley (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Tupelo (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tupelo.
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