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Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grierson's Raid

 
 
Grierson's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Grierson's Raid Marker
Inscription. During the Vicksburg Campaign, a Union cavalry raid led by Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson moved from LaGrange, Tennessee, toward the Southern Railroad at Newton, Mississippi. On the afternoon of April 21, 1863, Grierson's cavalrymen rode into Starkville. Here, the Union troopers seized the post office, destroyed Confederate property, and confiscated livestock to replace their own horses. The raiders departed Starkville via the Louisville Road. Three days later, the Federals cut the railroad at Newton.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 27.254′ N, 88° 49.309′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisville Street and Route 12, on the right when traveling north on Louisville Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 MS-12, Starkville MS 39759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.H. "Corn Club" Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greensboro Street Historic District (approx.
View of marker looking east on Mississippi Highway 12. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View of marker looking east on Mississippi Highway 12.
half a mile away); Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away); Starkville (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Borden Milk Plant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oktibbeha County Blues (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nash Street Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Grierson's Raid. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History.net article: Colonel Benjamin Griersonís Cavalry Raid in 1863. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Colonel Benjamin Grierson leading his 6th Illinois Cavalry. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, June 6, 1863
3. Colonel Benjamin Grierson leading his 6th Illinois Cavalry.
Major General Benjamin Henry Grierson. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain PD-US
4. Major General Benjamin Henry Grierson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 150 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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