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Franklin in Holmes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Franklin Church

 
 
Franklin Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Franklin Church Marker
Inscription.  During Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's raid in the late winter of 1864-1865, a small Confederate brigade under the command of Gen. Wirt Adams attacked the rear guard of one of Grierson's columns at Franklin Church on January 2, 1865. Among the Federal, units engaged here was the 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry, composed of men recruited from Mississippi. Unable to defeat the Federal forces at Franklin Church, Wirt Adams abandoned his pursuit of Grierson, who proceeded to Vicksburg.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.124′ N, 90° 0.104′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 17 and State Park Road (County Road 417), on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elmore James (approx. 4.1 miles away);
View looking north on MS-17. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. View looking north on MS-17.
O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 4 miles away); PFC Milton Lee Olive III (approx. 4.9 miles away); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 5 miles away); Holmes County Blues Lexington (approx. 6 miles away); Lexington (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bishop Charles H. Mason (approx. 6.1 miles away); Castalian Springs (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil
 
Franklin Church Marker is on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Franklin Church Marker is on far left.
Union Maj. General Benjamin H. Grierson / CSA Brigadier General William Wirt Adams image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Union Maj. General Benjamin H. Grierson / CSA Brigadier General William Wirt Adams
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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