Guntown in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MS
June 10, 1864
—Civil War Preservation Trust —
8,000 Federal infantry and cavalry, led by Gen. Samuel Sturgis, left Memphis on a dual mission to destroy Confederate supply lines and to engage Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. It was here on June 10, 1864, that the Union army was forced to retreat to Memphis after Forrest and his 3,500-man force shattered their lines. forcing them to retreat, and changing the community forever.
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust.
Location. 34° 30.465′ N, 88° 43.412′ W. Marker is in Guntown, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on Bethany Road (State Highway 370) 0.4 miles east of County Route 833, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guntown MS 38849, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection (here, next to this marker); Treaty of Pontotoc (here, next to this marker); Brice's Cross Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate's Second Battle Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Cavalry and Artillery Formed First Battle Line Here Brice's Cross Roads (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Brice's Cross Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal's Second Battle Line (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guntown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.