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

Egypt Station

 
 
Egypt Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Egypt Station Marker
Inscription. During a raid in the winter of 1864-65, Union Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's cavalry encountered Confederates at Egypt Station on the Mobile & Ohio R.R. The Confederate force included a large number of former Union prisoners of war released on condition that they fight for the Confederate army. During the battle, fought on December 28, 1864, some 500 Confederates were captured, including the former Union soldiers. The rest of the Confederate defenders withdrew to the south, while Grierson turned west.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.919′ N, 88° 43.736′ W. Marker is in Egypt, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 45 and Egypt Road (County Road 406), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 45Alternate . 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. 7.1 miles away); Okolona (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. 7.1 miles away); Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Okolona in the Civil War (approx. 7.4 miles away); Gulf Ordnance Plant (approx. 8 miles away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
View of Egypt Station Marker looking northerly. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. View of Egypt Station Marker looking northerly.

1. When Yankees Fought Yankees - O'Neill's Regiment. The Breckinridge Greys website is about a group of living historians based in Kentucky & portraying the common Confederate infantry soldier in the western theater of The War (for Southern Independence). (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Chickasaw Journal article - Battle of Egypt marked and remembered. (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
The view from the marker at intersection of U.S. Highway 45 Alt and County Road 406. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. The view from the marker at intersection of U.S. Highway 45 Alt and County Road 406.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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