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Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate's Second Battle Line

 
 
Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, April 23, 2012
1. Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker
Inscription.  Pushing the Union forces back, General Forrest slowly closed his pincers movement, forcing General Sturgis nearer the Crossroads. This line was anchored on the Blackland Road 400 yards northwest. The southern end across the Guntown Road.

Confederate Units Forming this Line

Warren's and Williams' Battalions; 4th Alabama; Moreland's 7th Kentucky; 12th Kentucky; Morton's and Rice's Batteries; 7th Tennessee; 18th Mississippi; 16th Tennessee; 15th Tennessee; 19th Tennessee; 8th Mississippi; General Forrest's Escort and Co's A and C of 12th Kentucky.
 
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi, J. P. Coleman, Governor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 30.486′ N, 88° 43.49′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (County Route 370) 0.3 miles west of Guntown/Ripley Road (County Route 370), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on a pulloff designated Stop 4 of the Brice's Road Auto Tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection (about 400 feet away); Treaty of Pontotoc (about 400 feet away); Brice's Cross Roads (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal's Second Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
More about this marker. Across the road from the marker, a walking trail can be seen in Porter's Field.
 
Additional keywords. Brices Crossroads, Tishomingo
 
Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker
Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Graff, April 23, 2012
3. Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker
View east along Bethany Road. Porter's Field is on the right.
Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
4. Confederate's Second Battle Line Marker
View of Porter's Field across the road from Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   2. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   4. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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