Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Advance Forces of General Forrest
cavalry met in
The 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 12th
met the 4th Missouri, 3rd,
9th Illinois and 2nd New
Jersey shortly before
forming first battle
Erected by Act of Legislature of
The State of Mississippi
J.P. Coleman, Governor
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi.
Location. 34° 30.546′ N, 88° 42.472′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (State Highway 370) 0.1 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 walking distance of this marker. First Shots of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate's First Battle Line Formed Here (approx. half a mile away); Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); Treaty of Pontotoc (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
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 301 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.