Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Brice's Crossroads • June 10, 1864
Battle of Tupelo • July 13-15, 1864
Welcome to the Mississippi's Final Stands Interpretive Center. After visiting our museum gallery, we hope that you will tour the Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo battlefields for yourself, with the help of our audio tour and roadside signage.
The terrain of the Brice's Crossroads battlefield is remarkably well preserved, allowing you to imagine easily what the Federal and Confederate troops saw and experienced on June 10, 1864. Preservation of the landscape at Brice's Crossroads is the result of ongoing efforts by the Civil War Trust and other public and private partners.
While the city of Tupelo has grown and absorbed much of the battlefield from the Battle of Tupelo (also frequently called the Battle of Harrisburg), the Civil War Trust has acquired and preserved the July 15, 1864 skirmish site at the Old Town Creek.
Follow the route marked on this map; there will be signs pointing the way. Stop at the marked pull-offs to read the panels and learn more about this chapter in Mississippi's history.
As Union general William T. Sherman began his campaign to capture Atlanta, Georgia, he made plans to
In the summer of 1864 Federal troops made multiple treks into this area, resulting in the Battle of Brice's Crossroads (June 10) and the Battle of Tupelo (July 13-15). The first was a humiliating defeat for the Union; the second, a convincing yet incomplete victory. Forrest emerged wounded but alive, his cavalry corps crippled but not destroyed. The Union did, however, accomplish the primary goal of keeping Forrest's cavalry in Mississippi until after Sherman had claimed a major victory in Atlanta.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1864.
Location. 34° 30.269′ N, 88° 39.455′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Grisham Street, 0.4 miles south of Bethany Road (Mississippi Highway 370), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the Mississippi's Final Stands Interpretive Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Grisham Street, Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this markerBonnie Lee "Country" Graham (approx. 1.4 miles away); Baldwyn Garage and Gas Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miss Archer's Millinery Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wallace White’s Grocery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joe White's Dollar Store (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Ritz Theater (approx. 1.4 miles away); C.P. McWhorter - "The Hardware Man" (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Opera House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
Also see . . . Mississippi Final Stands Interpretive Center. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.