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

Battle of Brices Cross Roads

June 10, 1864

 

—The Western Campaign, 1864 —

 
The Western Campaign, 1864 and Battle of Brices Cross Roads, June 10, 1864, marker panels. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, 1999
1. The Western Campaign, 1864 and Battle of Brices Cross Roads, June 10, 1864, marker panels.
Inscription. When General Sherman advanced on Atlanta, General Forrest sought to destroy the Union supply line between Nashville and Chattanooga. He had nearly reached the Tennessee River when he had to turn back to meet a Union force marching southeast from Memphis under General Sturgis.

Forrest's remarkable ability to concentrate his men quickly and strike vigorously resulted in total victory by 4,787 Confederates over 7,900 Federal troops who retreated in confusion to Memphis.

Yet Forrest was diverted from his primary mission of destroying the supply line. Sherman continued his march toward Atlanta.
 
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 34° 30.366′ N, 88° 43.716′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethany Road (State Highway 370) and County Route 833, on the right when traveling west on Bethany Road. Touch for map. This marker is at the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, approximately 15 miles north of Tupelo, Mississippi, on MS 370, off U.S. Highway 45. 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. General Sturgis' Supreme Effort
Battle of Brices Cross Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Battle of Brices Cross Roads Marker
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Brice's Cross Roads (here, next to this marker); Brice Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany A.R.P. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal's Second Battle Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morton's Battery (about 400 feet away); Tyler's Flanking Maneuver (about 600 feet away); Brice's Cross Roads (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
More about this marker. On the main panel is a map showing Sherman's advance towards Johnston's defenses in Georgia and the clash between Sturgis and Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads in Mississippi. To the right is a panel with a map showing the major movements during the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Brice's Cross Roads. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Memorial: Battle of Brice's Cross Roads or Tishimingo Creek image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa 1999
3. Memorial: Battle of Brice's Cross Roads or Tishimingo Creek
Tishimingo Creek
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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