Tallahatchie River Defense Line Historical

Tallahatchie River Defense Line Historical (HM1XR6)

Location: Abbeville, MS 38601 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 32.327', W 89° 29.635'

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Following their defeat in the battle of Corinth, Confederate forces, now under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, established a line of defense on the Tallahatchie River in November 1862. Union Gen. U.S. Grant, moving down the Mississippi Central Railroad, expected to fight Pemberton's army on this line. A Union cavalry raid from Arkansas toward Grenada, however, convinced Pemberton that his left flank was threatened, and in early December he fell back to Grenada and the Yalobusha River line.
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HM NumberHM1XR6
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 271130 N 3824722
Decimal Degrees34.53878333, -89.49391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.327', W 89° 29.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 19.62" N, 89° 29' 38.1" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MS-7, Abbeville MS 38601, US
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