Battle Of Liberty

Battle Of Liberty (HM1QV5)

Location: Liberty, MS 39645 Amite County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 9.516', W 90° 48.539'

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On November 16, 1864, Union cavalry under Col. Benjamin Marsh captured a small Confederate force at Liberty. Marsh had hoped to capture Brig, Gen. George Hodge, but he escaped. The next day, Brig. Gen. Albert Lee reinforced the Federals with 1,700 men and three cannon. On November 18, Confederate cavalry attempted to retake the town. Moving up the Greensburg Road, Col. John Scott's men were forced to withdraw after an hour long engagement. On the nineteenth, Union forces returned to Baton Rouge.
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HM NumberHM1QV5
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 708844 N 3449245
Decimal Degrees31.15860000, -90.80898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 9.516', W 90° 48.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 9' 30.96" N, 90° 48' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 240 N Church St, Liberty MS 39645, US
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