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Lorman in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Coleman's Crossroads

 
 
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May 28, 2018
1. Coleman's Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  
On July 4, 1864, a small brigade of Confederate cavalry under the command of Col. Robert C. Wood attacked a Union force composed of the Mississippi Marine Brigade and two regiments of United States Colored Troops on an expedition from Rodney. Although the Marine Brigade was routed, the two USCT regiments, composed of former slaves from Mississippi, distinguished themselves during the engagement. Defeated at Coleman's Crossroads, the Federals returned to Rodney.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1864.
 
Location. 31° 50.108′ N, 91° 2.689′ W. Marker is in Lorman, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is on State Highway 553 near Old Highway 61, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorman MS 39096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Red Lick (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alcorn Agricultural And Mechanical College (approx. 6.3 miles
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May 28, 2018
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away); Oakland Memorial Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away); Oakland College (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Original Campus (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away); Alcorn State University (1871) (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2018.

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