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Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here

 
 
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By David Graff, April 23, 2012
1. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker
Inscription. at 1:00 o'clock. General Forrest's men were all on the field ready for action.

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) mile east of Guntown/Ripley Road (County Route 370), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Although similar to other Brice Road Auto Tour stops, this marker is at a pulloff between Tour Stops 2 & 3. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America.
 
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. mile away); Brice's Cross Roads (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker
(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
 
Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 23, 2012
3. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker
Looking east on Bethany Road
Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, April 23, 2012
4. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker
Looking west toward Brice's Crossroads
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
5. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   2. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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