Wiggins in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
"The Harvey Battle"
In 1848, James Harvey killed two members of the Copeland Gang in a dispute over the deed to his property on Red Creek. Seeking revenge, James Copeland and three of his men waited in ambush inside Harvey's cabin. Aware of the ambush, Harvey and a posse attacked Copeland and his men on July 15, 1848. In the ensuing gunfight, Harvey killed a gang member but was wounded and died ten days later. First buried in the Dale Cemetery, his remains were moved to Pearl River County in 1974. Copeland was hanged for murder in 1857.
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1848.
Location. 30° 51.11′ N, 89° 12.789′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is on State Highway 26, half a mile west of Old Highway 26, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wiggins MS 39577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 milesJohn Wesley Fairley (approx. 1½ miles away); Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 3 miles away); Stone County (approx. 3 miles away); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. 4½ miles away); City of Wiggins (approx. 4½ miles away); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot (approx. 4½ miles away); Stone County War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stone County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.