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Near Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Okolona

 
 
Battle of Okolona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Battle of Okolona Marker
Inscription. On February 22, 1864, Col. Jeffrey Forrest, commanding a Confederate cavalry brigade, was killed in action in this vicinity, near the extinct town of Prairie Mount. Born in 1838, Forrest was the younger brother of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, commander of the Confederate forces at Okolona. First buried in Aberdeen, Forrest's body was later moved to Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. Lt. Col. James A. Barksdale, 5th Mississippi Cavalry, also died from wounds received during the battle.
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.156′ N, 88° 49.868′ W. Marker is near Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 41 0.9 miles north of Old Highway 41 (Road 133), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okolona MS 38860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe Mission Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 3.1 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 4
Nearby Civil War Battlefield property purchased by the Mississippi Legislature. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Nearby Civil War Battlefield property purchased by the Mississippi Legislature.
miles away); Okolona College (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5 miles away); Tockshish (approx. 5.1 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 5.3 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Okolona. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Civil War Talk on Colonel Jeffrey Forrest. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
The view north on Highway 41, battlefield near the automobile. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. The view north on Highway 41, battlefield near the automobile.
View south on Mississippi Route 41. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
4. View south on Mississippi Route 41.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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