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Falkner in Tippah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton Marker
Inscription.  Orvil Lucian Cotton (1896~1992), born in Falkner, Mississippi, served in World War I as a member of the 105th Field Signal Battalion. Cotton was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on the night of November 27, 1918, during a battle to take control of the Hindenburg Line. Though heavily gassed and under constant shell fire, Cpl. Cotton single handedly maintained the communication line between the 117th and 188th Infantry Regiments.
 
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 27, 1918.
 
Location. 34° 50.518′ N, 88° 56.043′ W. Marker is in Falkner, Mississippi, in Tippah County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 264 and Ruckersville Road (County Highway 200), on the right when traveling north on County Highway 264
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falkner MS 38629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clark Falkner (approx. 7.7 miles away); Tippah County Confederate Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); Tippah County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 11.7 miles away); Blue Mountain College (approx. 12.8 miles away); Southern Literary Festival (approx. 13 miles away); Dr. Jessie Mauney (approx. 13 miles away); Antioch (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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