Lorman in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
On July 4, 1864, a small brigade of Confederate cavalry under the command of Col. Robert C. Wood attacked a Union force composed of the Mississippi Marine Brigade and two regiments of United States Colored Troops on an expedition from Rodney. Although the Marine Brigade was routed, the two USCT regiments, composed of former slaves from Mississippi, distinguished themselves during the engagement. Defeated at Coleman's Crossroads, the Federals returned to Rodney.
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 50.108′ N, 91° 2.689′ W. Marker is in Lorman, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is on State Highway 553 near Old Highway 61, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorman MS 39096, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Skirmish (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lorman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Red Lick (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alcorn Agricultural And Mechanical College (approx. 6.3 miles away); Oakland Memorial Chapel Oakland College (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Original Campus (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorman.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2018.