“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Prentiss County Mississippi Historical Markers

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By David Graff
Log Cabin Ridge
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — Artillery at Log Cabin Ridge
As Union troops retreated toward Tishomingo Creek, they faced not only a blocked bridge and a rain-swollen creek, but also deadly cannon fire coming from this ridge. Confederate artillerymen rained fire upon the scrambling Yankees with four field . . . — Map (db m72155) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — C-2 — Brice's Cross RoadsUnion Retreat -- Defense at the Bridge
The bottleneck created by the Tishomingo Creek Bridge and the flanking movement of Confederate Colonel Barteau's 2nd Tennessee regiment almost spelled diaster for Union troops retreating from the Cross Roads in front of Forrest's main force. The . . . — Map (db m72150) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — C-1 — Brice's Cross RoadsConfederate Victory — Pursuit of the Union
Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry had routed Brigadier General Benjamin Grierson's Federal cavalry one-half mile east of the Cross Roads and the Federal infantry that was thrown into battle line one-quarter mile east of the Cross Roads. . . . — Map (db m72267) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Baldwyn — Terrain and Landscape
Even as late as 1864, northeast Mississippi was sparsely populated. Just thirty years earlier the whole area had belonged to the Chickasaw Nation, and many of the local white landowners had moved here after 1845. The Bethany Associate Reformed . . . — Map (db m72152) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), Booneville — Capture Of Booneville
On May 30, 1862, a Union brigade under the command of Col. W.L. Elliott of the Second Iowa Cavalry advanced to Booneville. Entering town at daybreak, the Federals destroyed the depot and a large train loaded with munitions and equipment and . . . — Map (db m89043) HM
Mississippi (Prentiss County), New Site — Pharr Mounds
Pharr Mounds is the largest and most important archeological site in northern Mississippi. Eight large, dome-shaped burial mounds are scattered over an area of 90 acres (100 football fields). These mounds were built and used about 1-200 A.D. by a . . . — Map (db m35764) HM

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May. 25, 2020