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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 Phillip Knecht, July 12, 2014
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 8½ 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 this topic list: War, 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.
 
Location. 34° 59.007′ N, 89° 15′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Mississippi, in Benton County. Marker is on State Highway 7 0.2 miles from Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map
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. 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. 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); Woodlawn (approx. 4.7 miles away in Tennessee).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. 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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