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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Booneville, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Prentiss County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prentiss County, MS (12) Alcorn County, MS (56) Itawamba County, MS (15) Lee County, MS (104) Tippah County, MS (0) Tishomingo County, MS (20) Union County, MS (10)  PrentissCounty(12) Prentiss County (12)  AlcornCounty(56) Alcorn County (56)  ItawambaCounty(15) Itawamba County (15)  LeeCounty(104) Lee County (104)  TippahCounty(0) Tippah County (0)  TishomingoCounty(20) Tishomingo County (20)  UnionCounty(10) Union County (10)
Location of Booneville, Mississippi
    Prentiss County (12)
    Alcorn County (56)
    Itawamba County (15)
    Lee County (104)
    Tippah County (0)
    Tishomingo County (20)
    Union County (10)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Mississippi (Prentiss County), Booneville — Battle of Booneville
On July 1, 1862, Union cavalry under Col. Philip H. Sheridan was attacked by a larger force under Confederate General James Chalmers. During the engagement, Sheridan divided his command and launched an attack in front, rear, and left flanks, driving . . . Map (db m155393) HM
2Mississippi (Prentiss County), Booneville — Booneville
Site bought by B.B. Boone, G.W. Williams and W.P Curlee from Chickasaw Le-Ho-Yea. Named for pioneer R.H. Boone, a descendant of Daniel Boone. Chartered 1873 and made co. seat of newly formed Prentiss County.Map (db m155397) HM
3Mississippi (Prentiss County), Booneville — Booneville Armory
At this site, on December 22, 1950, seven members of Co. B, 198th Tank Battalion, Mississippi National Guard, were killed in an explosion and fire at the Booneville Armory. The men were preparing for active duty. Their deaths are considered the . . . Map (db m155394) HM
4Mississippi (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
5Mississippi (Prentiss County), Booneville — Council of War
E. 1 block, Generals S.D. Lee and N.G. Forrest met on night of June 9, 1864 to plan Battle of Brice's Crossroads, where Federals under S.D. Sturgis & B.H. Grierson were routed.Map (db m155391) HM
 
 
 
Apr. 16, 2021