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Near Ellisville in Jones County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Skirmish At Rocky Creek

 
 
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Photographed By Robert M. Cook, Jr., December 17, 2012
1. Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker
Inscription.  Near this site on June 25, 1863, a small group of Confederate soldiers and civilians under the command of Lt. W. M. Wilson of the 43rd Tennessee Infantry, defeated a detachment of the 5th Illinois Cavalry. During the skirmish, the entire 40 man Union force, on a raid to disrupt the railroads, was killed, wounded or captured.
 
Erected 2001 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 June 1746.
 
Location. 31° 36.55′ N, 89° 13.917′ W. Marker is near Ellisville, Mississippi, in Jones County. Marker is on State Highway 588, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellisville MS 39437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newt Knight: Robin Hood or Renegade? / The Amos Deason Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Amos Deason Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jones County Courthouse (approx. 2.2
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miles away); Big Creek Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ralph Boston (approx. 6.6 miles away); Oak Park School (approx. 7 miles away); Masonite Corporation (approx. 7.7 miles away); Dr. King Visits Laurel (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellisville.
 
Also see . . .  "And speaking of which..." - Mann's Raid (blog). (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert M. Cook, Jr., December 17, 2012
2. Skirmish At Rocky Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,993 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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