Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Early in 1864, a Union task force under the command of Col. James H. Coates occupied Yazoo City. The garrison included African Americans troops of the 1st Mississippi Cav. and 8th Louisiana Inf. (African Descent.) Attacked by Confederates on March 5, the Federals were engaged on the Benton Road and in the main streets of Yazoo City.
Erected 2003 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • 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 March 1840.
Location. 32° 51.096′ N, 90° 24.615′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of Mike Espy Drive and North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west on Mike Espy Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Mike Espy Drive, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yazoo County Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.S. Ricks Memorial LibraryBank of Yazoo City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tommy McClennan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Creek (approx. half a mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Francis Mission School (approx. half a mile away); The Oakes House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yazoo City.
Also see . . . Hampton University story on the Yazoo Expedition. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.