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Oxford in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign

 
 
Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Marker
Inscription. On December 2, 1862, as the Confederates fell back to the Yalobusha River, Union Gen. U.S. Grant moved his headquarters from Waterford to Abbeville. On the 4th, he moved to Oxford, while his advance crossed the Yocona River. W.T. Sherman's troops camped at College Hill, five miles northwest. On the 8th, Grant met Sherman here to plan an expedition down the Mississippi River to capture Vicksburg. Led by Sherman, the flotilla left Memphis on December 20, the same day the Union depot at Holly Springs was destroyed.
 
Erected 2012 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° 22.049′ N, 89° 31.356′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is on East Jackson Avenue (Mississippi Route 314) west of North 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Lafayette County Jail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 East Jackson Avenue, Oxford MS 38655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burns "Belfry" Church (a few steps from this marker); Freedmen Town
Marker in front of the Lafayette County Jail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Marker in front of the Lafayette County Jail.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford & Lafayette County Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Lafayette County Confederate Monument (approx. mile away); Oxford (approx. mile away); Oxford Cemetery (approx. mile away); The Oxford-University Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker looking east on Jackson Avenue towards Courthouse Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. View of marker looking east on Jackson Avenue towards Courthouse Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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