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Oakland in Yalobusha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Oakland

 
 
Battle of Oakland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Battle of Oakland Marker
Inscription.  As Gen. Ulysses S. Grant launched the Mississippi Central R. R. Campaign in November 1862, he ordered Union cavalry in Arkansas on a raid toward Grenada. Near Oakland, General C. C. Washburn and 1,900 cavalry met Confederate Col. John C. Griffith's Texas Cavalry Brigade on December 3, 1862. After several hours of fighting, both sides withdrew. Although there was no victor, the presence of Union troops at Oakland forced Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton to withdraw from Abbeville to Grenada.
 
Erected 2003 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1862.
 
Location. 34° 3.392′ N, 89° 55.562′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Mississippi, in Yalobusha County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 32 and Oakland Enid Road (County Road 22), on the left when traveling north on State Route 32. Touch for map. Marker
View south of marker on MS-32. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. View south of marker on MS-32.
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is in this post office area: Oakland MS 38948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunbar Rowland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chickasaw - Choctaw Line (approx. 5˝ miles away); Okachickima (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Oakland (blog). (Submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker can be seen across street at county line. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. Marker can be seen across street at county line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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