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By Mark Hilton, August 4, 2016
Rufus Thomas Marker (Rear)
Mississippi (Marshall County), Cayce — 163 — Rufus Thomas
Front A recording artist, disc jockey, comedian, and ambassador for Memphis music, Rufus Thomas (1917 – 2001) was born here in Cayce. As a young man Thomas toured with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, and later worked in Memphis as an . . . — Map (db m96779) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Airliewood
Airliewood, built in 1858 for William H. Coxe on a fifteen acre estate, is a gothic style villa. The massive iron gate and fence are attributed to Wood & Perot of Boston. At the invitation of Coxe, the house was used by Major General U.S. Grant as . . . — Map (db m85131) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Asbury United Methodist Church
At the original site of the Asbury Methodist Church, the Upper Mississippi conference was organized on February 5, 1891. Classes first held in the church led to the establishment of Rust College. — Map (db m85132) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — 45 — Hill Country Blues
(side 1) Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a "hill county" blues style characterized by few chord . . . — Map (db m84875) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Holly Springs
Ante-bellum cotton town and center of social and cultural life. Home of 13 generals of Confederacy. Grant's southern advance halted here by Van Dorn's raid, December, 1862. — Map (db m84871) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign
On November 7, 1862, Gen. John Pemberton reviewed his Confederate troops here. The next day, the army withdrew to a defensive position behind the Tallahatchie River. Union Gen. Grant's forces arrived on the 29th. After learning that Pemberton had . . . — Map (db m85129) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign
Located approx. 400 yards north was the Jones-McElwain and Co. Iron Foundry, established 1859. In 1861, the firm was awarded a Confederate contract to produce rifles and muskets. Before any weapons were made, Holly Springs was threatened by Union . . . — Map (db m85130) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Sherwood Bonner (McDowell)
Home of distinguished 19th century woman writer, who pioneered in dialect stories. Served as secretary and inspiration to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. — Map (db m85126) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Walthall Home
Here prior to Civil War lived Edward Cary Walthall, statesman, lawyer, Confederate Brigadier General and United States Senator from 1885 to 1898. He is buried in this city. — Map (db m84883) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Holly Springs — Yellow Fever House
Residence of W.J.L. Holland, who gave his quarters and his life during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. The benevolent Holland died while chairman of the relief committee. — Map (db m85133) HM
Mississippi (Marshall County), Waterford — Mississipi Central R.R. Campaign
In November 1862, Col. Albert Lee's cavalry and Gen. Charles Hamilton's infantry division led the Union advance down the Mississipi Central R.R. Here, at Lumpkin's Mill, Lee's men met Col. William H. Jackson's Confederate cavalry. After a spirited . . . — Map (db m102632) HM

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