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Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brookhaven Light Artillery

 
 
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By Cleo Robertson, November 15, 2014
1. Brookhaven Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  Also known as Hoskin's Battery, this unit was organized on May 11, 1861. The battery saw action in numerous engagements, including the Battle of Jackson on May 14, 1863. In June 1863 the unit was engaged at Mechanicsburg, Miss. and served with distinction during the Atlanta Campaign and at the Battle of Nashville in 1864.
 
Erected 2002 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 May 1807.
 
Location. 31° 34.641′ N, 90° 26.62′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of South Whitworth Avenue and West Chickasaw Street, on the right when traveling north on South Whitworth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 S Whitworth Ave, Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookhaven (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitworth College (about 800 feet away); Lampton Auditorium
Brookhaven Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, November 15, 2014
2. Brookhaven Light Artillery Marker
Old City Hall across the street.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple B'nai Sholom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse & Mule Watering Trough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Brother Montgomery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Albert L. Lott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service: Brookhaven Battery Mississippi Light Artillery. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Free Republic: Brookhaven artillery unit honored Nov. 9, 2002 (Southern Heritage). (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi. Published by Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. Find A Grave: Absalom "Abe" Pennington. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. And Speaking of Which: Tom Mix and Poodles Hanneford: The Sells Floto Circus Comes to Jackson. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
6. War for Southern Independence — Brookhaven Light Artillery Brigade. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Brookhaven Light Artillery Marker behind Civil War cannons image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, November 15, 2014
3. Brookhaven Light Artillery Marker behind Civil War cannons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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