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Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Okolona

 
 
Battle of Okolona Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Battle of Okolona Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity on February 22, 1864, Benjamin Grierson ordered McCrillis' Federal brigade into a line of battle opposite Col. Barteau's Confederate brigade of Forrest's cavalry corps. Barteau's men, from the ridge east of the railroad, advanced as the Federal line began to retire in column. Seizing the opportunity, Forrest charged across the prairie and struck the Union column in the rear and on both flanks. As one regiment after another collapsed, Grierson's withdrawal turned into a rout.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1864.
 
Location. 34° 1.007′ N, 88° 45.328′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on North Church Street (Mississippi Route 245) north of Raspberry Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Church Street, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okolona College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Okolona in the Civil War (approx. one mile away); Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. one mile away); Okolona (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Okolona. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Area of the Battle of Okolona. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Area of the Battle of Okolona.
The view south on North Church Street towards downtown Okolona. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. The view south on North Church Street towards downtown Okolona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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