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Michigan City in Benton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign

 
 
Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker
Inscription.  On October 14, 1862, Confederate Gen. John Pemberton assumed command in Mississippi and east Louisiana. Eleven days later, Gen. Ulysses Grant became commander of Union forces in the region. Over the next 8 1/2 months, their forces fought for control of Vicksburg and the Mississippi River. On November 2, Grant moved down the Mississippi Central R.R. and established an advance supply base at Grand Junction, Tennessee on the 4th. By November 28, the Federals were camped at Lamar, six miles south of here.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1862.
 
Location. 34° 59.002′ N, 89° 15.014′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Mississippi, in Benton County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 7 0.2 miles north of Main Street, on the left
Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phillip Knecht, July 12, 2014
2. Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker
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when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michigan City MS 38647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davis Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaGrange (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); La Grange (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); Immanuel Church (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); Home of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); Grierson's Raid (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); The Gloster - Anderson Graveyard (approx. 4.4 miles away in Tennessee); Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House (approx. 4˝ miles away in Tennessee).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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