Okolona in the Civil War Historical

Okolona in the Civil War Historical (HM1XUC)

Location: Okolona, MS 38860 Chickasaw County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.259', W 88° 44.832'

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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. William Sooy Smith's expedition was defeated by Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry in a day-long battle. Later, in December, Benjamin Grierson, commanding a cavalry raid down the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, occupied and burned much of the town of Okolona.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 338648 N 3764010
Decimal Degrees34.00431667, -88.74720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.259', W 88° 44.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 15.54" N, 88° 44' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-123 N Gatlin St, Okolona MS 38860, US
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