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Okolona, Mississippi Historical Markers

 
Area of the Battle of Okolona. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
Area of the Battle of Okolona.
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Battle of Okolona
In this vicinity on February 22, 1864, Benjamin Grierson ordered McCrillis' Federal brigade into a line of battle opposite Col. Barteau's Confederate brigade of Forrest's cavalry corps. Barteau's men, from the ridge east of the railroad, advanced as . . . — Map (db m102742) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Battle of Okolona
On February 22, 1864, Col. Jeffrey Forrest, commanding a Confederate cavalry brigade, was killed in action in this vicinity, near the extinct town of Prairie Mount. Born in 1838, Forrest was the younger brother of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, . . . — Map (db m102744) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute 1861—1865
Chickasaw County's tribute to the sons who wore the gray and were faithful to the cause. Erected under auspices of Okolona Chapter U.D.C. No. 117. — Map (db m102750) WM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Confederate Cemetery
As a station on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Okolona was the site of a large hospital during the Civil War. In 1862, following the battle of Shiloh, hundreds of wounded Confederates were brought here by train. Those who died were buried in this . . . — Map (db m102747) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Okolona
Founded as Rose Hill 1845. Chartered as Okolona 1850. Named for Chickasaw Indian brave. Scene for three Civil War battles. First Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A., was organized and equipped here. — Map (db m102748) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Okolona
Founded as Rose Hill 1845. Chartered as Okolona 1850. Named for Chickasaw Indian brave. Scene for three Civil War battles. First Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A., was organized and equipped here. — Map (db m102749) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Okolona College
The Okolona Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1902 by Dr. Wallace A. Battle. It educated African Americans through high school and provided industrial training for young adults. At its peak, the school's enrollment topped two hundred . . . — Map (db m102740) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Okolona in the Civil War
Throughout the Civil War, Confederate forces were stationed in Okolona, taking advantage of the agriculturally rich prairie region. With a large supply depot, the town was the object of Union Raids at least twice. On February 22, 1864, Maj. Gen. . . . — Map (db m102746) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument
Front Love's tribute to a thousand Southern soldiers who sleep in our Confederate cemetery, who died in the war 1861—1865. Right Side List of Dead Rear List of . . . — Map (db m102936) WM

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