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

Advance Forces of General Forrest

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
1. Advance Forces of General Forrest Marker
Inscription.
Advance forces of
General Forrest
and
General Sturgis'
cavalry met in
skirmish here.


The 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 12th
Kentucky (Confederate)
met the 4th Missouri, 3rd,
9th Illinois and 2nd New
Jersey shortly before
forming first battle
line.

Erected by Act of Legislature of
The State of Mississippi
J.P. Coleman, Governor
1957

 
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. 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
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Advance Forces of General Forrest Marker
also named 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
 
Advance Forces of General Forrest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
3. Advance Forces of General Forrest Marker
 
 
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 234 times since then and 40 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.
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