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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Ackia

 
 
Battle of Ackia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
1. Battle of Ackia Marker
Inscription. Near here, on May 26, 1736, French and Choctaw invaders under Bienville were soundly repulsed by Chickasaws defending the Ackia, Apeony, and Chukafalaya villages. Many French casualties occurred.
 
Erected 1987 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° 14.888′ N, 88° 43.398′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce Street and President Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pierce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Pierce Street, Tupelo MS 38801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Tupelo (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Tupelo (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee County Library (approx. one mile away); In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Battle of King's Creek / The Campaign to Take Vicksburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded
Map of the Battle of Ackia image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain PD-US
2. Map of the Battle of Ackia
This remarkable map, made only a month after the event, depicts the French attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia on the afternoon of 26 May 1736.
Legend: A - Village of Ackia which was attacked. B - Fort Tchouka falaya. C - Fort Apeony where the English had a depot. D - Round fortified cabins. E - Rectangular fortified cabins. F - Fortified cabin
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Sit-Ins Led to Civil Rights Act of 1964 / F.W. Woolworth (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Also see . . .
1. The French-Chickasaw War of 1736. (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Ackia. (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Battle of Ackia Marker at intersection of President Avenue & Pierce Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. Battle of Ackia Marker at intersection of President Avenue & Pierce Street.
Pierce Street Elementary School is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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