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

Egypt Station

 
 
Egypt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Egypt Station Marker
Inscription.  During a raid in the winter of 1864-65, Union Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's cavalry encountered Confederates at Egypt Station on the Mobile & Ohio R.R. The Confederate force included a large number of former Union prisoners of war released on condition that they fight for the Confederate army. During the battle, fought on December 28, 1864, some 500 Confederates were captured, including the former Union soldiers. The rest of the Confederate defenders withdrew to the south, while Grierson turned west.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 28, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 53.919′ N, 88° 43.736′ W. Marker is in Egypt, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 45 and Egypt Road (County Road 406), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 45Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okolona MS 38860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 7.1 miles away); Okolona (approx. 7.1
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miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. 7.1 miles away); Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Okolona in the Civil War (approx. 7.4 miles away); Gulf Ordnance Plant (approx. 8 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Chickasaw Journal article - Battle of Egypt marked and remembered. (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of Egypt Station Marker looking northerly. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. View of Egypt Station Marker looking northerly.
The view from the marker at intersection of U.S. Highway 45 Alt and County Road 406. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. The view from the marker at intersection of U.S. Highway 45 Alt and County Road 406.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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