Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here
From a quarter of a mile north and extending more than a mile south across the Guntown Road the Confederates formed a pincers movement against the enemy.
Confederate units engaged in this line.
From the northern end of the line: Warren's and Williams' Battalions, 4th Alabama, Moreland's 7th, 3rd, 8th and 12th Kentucky, 7th Tennessee, 13th and 8th Mississippi, and Companies A and H of the 12th Kentucky.
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi, J. P. Coleman, Governor.
Location. 34° 30.53′ N, 88° 43.048′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (County Route 370) ¾ mile east of Guntown/Ripley Road (County Route 370), on the right when traveling west. Although similar to other Brice Road Auto Tour stops, this marker is at a pulloff between Tour Stops 2 & 3. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here (approx. Brice's Cross Roads (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Treaty of Pontotoc (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate's Second Battle Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Advance Forces of General Forrest (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
Additional keywords. Brices Crossroads, Tishomingo
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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