Skirmish At Rocky Creek

Skirmish At Rocky Creek (HM162J)

Location: Ellisville, MS 39437 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 36.55', W 89° 13.917'

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Near this site on June 25, 1863, a small group of Confederate soldiers and civilians under the command of Lt. W. M. Wilson of the 43rd Tennessee Infantry, defeated a detachment of the 5th Illinois Cavalry. During the skirmish, the entire 40 man Union force, on a raid to disrupt the railroads, was killed, wounded or captured.
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HM NumberHM162J
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 288266 N 3499278
Decimal Degrees31.60916667, -89.23195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.55', W 89° 13.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 33.00" N, 89° 13' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 Unnamed Road, Ellisville MS 39437, US
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