Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Okolona in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Okolona in the Civil War

 
 
Okolona in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Okolona in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. Throughout the Civil War, Confederate forces were stationed in Okolona, taking advantage of the agriculturally rich prairie region. With a large supply depot, the town was the object of Union Raids at least twice. On February 22, 1864, Maj. Gen. William Sooy Smith's expedition was defeated by Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry in a day-long battle. Later, in December, Benjamin Grierson, commanding a cavalry raid down the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, occupied and burned much of the town of Okolona.
 
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° 0.259′ N, 88° 44.832′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Gatlin Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Main Street, 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. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Okolona (approx. 0.6 miles away);
View of marker looking west in downtown Okolona. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View of marker looking west in downtown Okolona.
Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. one mile away); Okolona College (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Okolona. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Nearby Confederate monument (marker to left of white SUV). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. Nearby Confederate monument (marker to left of white SUV).
Smith / Forrest / Grierson image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Smith / Forrest / Grierson
 
 
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 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement