Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads
the Battle of
were fired here
June 10, 1864
Scouts from General
Nathan Bedford Forrest's
7th Tennessee (Confederate)
met scouts from General
Samuel D. Sturgis' 4th
Erected by Act of Legislature of
The State of Mississippi
J.P. Coleman, Governor
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi.
Location. 34° 30.542′ N, 88° 42.194′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (State Highway 370) 0.4 miles east of County Route 697, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Advance Forces of General Forrest (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brice's Cross Roads (approx. one mile away); Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 1.1 miles away); Treaty of Pontotoc (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi Final Stand Interpretive Center. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.)
2. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site. National Park Srevice (Submitted on September 28, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.