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Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grierson's Raid 1863

 
 
Grierson's Raid 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Grierson's Raid 1863 Marker
Inscription.  On April 23, 1863, Union cavalry led by Col. Benjamin F. Grierson approached Philadelphia from the north en route to Newton Station. Seeing armed citizens ahead blocking the road, which ran across this block, Col. Grierson ordered his men to encircle the town. Following a brief skirmish, the Federals entered and swore a group of citizens to a period of silence regarding the column's location. Grierson continued south toward Newton. The following day, a subsequent skirmish ensued with the 7th Illinois Cavalry.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.512′ N, 89° 6.507′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba County. Marker is at the intersection of Pecan Avenue (Mississippi Route 19) and Columbus Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Pecan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia MS 39350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Marker looking towards downtown on Pecan Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Marker looking towards downtown on Pecan Avenue.
as the crow flies. Adam Monroe Byrd (within shouting distance of this marker); Marty Gamblin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Neshoba County Jail (approx. mile away); Neshoba County Confederate Monument (approx. mile away); Marty Stuart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philadelphia Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neshoba County Fairgrounds (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  The Neshoba Democrat Memories of Grierson's Raid. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Maj. General Benjamin H. Grierson image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Maj. General Benjamin H. Grierson
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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