Booneville in Prentiss County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Capture Of Booneville
On May 30, 1862, a Union brigade under the command of Col. W.L. Elliott of the Second Iowa Cavalry advanced to Booneville. Entering town at daybreak, the Federals destroyed the depot and a large train loaded with munitions and equipment and captured 2,000 sick and wounded Confederates. Elliott returned to Farmington that night.
Erected 1999 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 34° 39.303′ N, 88° 33.734′ W. Marker is in Booneville, Mississippi, in Prentiss County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and Truman Street, on the left when traveling west on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booneville MS 38829, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacinto (approx. 10.6 miles away); Interpretive Sites (approx. 11.7 miles away); First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads (approx. 12.9 miles away); Advance Forces of General Forrest (approx. Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here (approx. 13.4 miles away); Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here (approx. 13.6 miles away); Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 13.7 miles away); Treaty of Pontotoc (approx. 13.7 miles away).
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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