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Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon Fletcher, November 27, 2015
Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS Marker
Mississippi (Lee County), Guntown — Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, MSJune 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 . . . — Map (db m91178) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Guntown — Dogwood Valley
Flowering dogwood is a common small tree throughout the eastern United States from Maine and Michigan south to Texas and Florida.      Here the Natchez Trace passes through a small valley with an unusual stand of large dogwood trees.      An . . . — Map (db m84765) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Guntown — Tippah, Tishomingo, Pontotoc, Itawamba Intersection
Near this site is the intersection of a local road between the county seats of Ripley (Tippah) and Fulton (Itawamba) and the wire road that connected the county seats of Jacinto (Tishomingo) and Pontotoc (Pontotoc). The community of Bethany, . . . — Map (db m91176) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Guntown — Treaty of Pontotoc
In 1832, this area ceded from the Chickasaw Nation to the United States by the Treaty of Pontotoc and became part of the State of Mississippi. According to the treaty, the land was surveyed and offered for sale by the Federal Government. The . . . — Map (db m91177) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Guntown — Tyler's Flanking Maneuver
"Hit 'em on the e-e-end!" As Nathan Bedford Forrest closed on the Union defenders at the critical intersection at Brice's Crossroads, he dispatched two companies of the Twelfth Kentucky under Captain Henry A. Tyler, along with his personal . . . — Map (db m91216) HM

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