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Booneville in Prentiss County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Booneville

 
 
Battle of Booneville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. Battle of Booneville Marker
Inscription.  On July 1, 1862, Union cavalry under Col. Philip H. Sheridan was attacked by a larger force under Confederate General James Chalmers. During the engagement, Sheridan divided his command and launched an attack in front, rear, and left flanks, driving Chalmers from the field. As a result, Sheridan was promoted to Brigadier General.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 39.036′ N, 88° 34.964′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Mississippi, in Prentiss County. Marker is at the intersection of West College Street and Cherokee Park, on the right when traveling west on West College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville MS 38829, 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. Council of War (approx. one mile away); Capture Of Booneville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Booneville Armory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Booneville (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blackland Church and Cemetery
Battle of Booneville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. Battle of Booneville Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Campground Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Samuel L. Neely (approx. 8.6 miles away); Private John Allen (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Booneville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Booneville. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Gen. Philip Sheridan, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. Philip Sheridan, U.S.A.
Gen. James R. Chalmers, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. James R. Chalmers, C.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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