Near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Federal's Second Battle Line
Second Battle Line
General Sturis was able to use
his infantry here for the first
time in the battle. General Forrest
had beaten the Union Cavalry
before the infantry reached the
battlefield. Infantry and cavalry
formed this line.
Engaged in This Line
95th Ohio, 113th Illinois, 120th
Missouri, 109th Illinois, 35th
Illinois, 81st Illinois, 114th Illinois
93rd Indiana and 9th Minnesota.
Engaged in This Line
General Sturgis' personal escort
The 19th Pennsylvania blocking the
Baldwyn Road, 3rd Iowa Battalion
and 4th Iowa.
Erected by Act of Legislature of
The State of Mississippi
J.P. Coleman, Governor
Erected 1957 by State of Mississippi.
Location. 34° 30.411′ N, 88° 43.656′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (State Highway 370) 0.1 miles east of County Route 833, 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 Brice's Cross Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); General Sturgis' Supreme Effort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Brices Cross Roads (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Brice's Cross Roads (about 400 feet away); Brice Home (about 600 feet away); Bethany A.R.P. Church (about 600 feet away); Morton's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate's Second Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
Also see . . . Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site. National Park Service (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 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.