“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Liberty in Amite County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Battle Of Liberty

Battle Of Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2016
1. Battle Of Liberty Marker
Inscription.  On November 16, 1864, Union cavalry under Col. Benjamin Marsh captured a small Confederate force at Liberty. Marsh had hoped to capture Brig. Gen. George Hodge, but he escaped. The next day, Brig. Gen. Albert Lee reinforced the Federals with 1,700 men and three cannon. On November 18, Confederate cavalry attempted to retake the town. Moving up the Greensburg Road, Col. John Scott's men were forced to withdraw after an hour long engagement. On the nineteenth, Union forces returned to Baton Rouge.
Erected 2014 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.
Location. 31° 9.516′ N, 90° 48.539′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Mississippi, in Amite County. Marker is on North Church Street 0.1 miles from Main Street (Mississippi Highway 24/48), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MS 39645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
Confederate Monument Park image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2016
2. Confederate Monument Park
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); "Three Chopped Way" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amite County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Liberty (about 700 feet away); Herbert Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amite Female Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); John H. Nunnery (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2016. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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