Battle of Okolona Historical

Battle of Okolona Historical (HM1XUE)

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

N 34° 1.007', W 88° 45.328'

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In this vicinity on February 22, 1864, Benjamin Grierson ordered McCrillis' Federal brigade into a line of battle opposite Col. Barteau's Confederate brigade of Forrest's cavalry corps. Barteau's men, from the ridge east of the railroad, advanced as the Federal line began to retire in column. Seizing the opportunity, Forrest charged across the prairie and struck the Union column in the rear and on both flanks. As one regiment after another collapsed, Grierson's withdrawal turned into a rout.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 337908 N 3765406
Decimal Degrees34.01678333, -88.75546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.007', W 88° 45.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 0.42" N, 88° 45' 19.68" 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 601-645 MS-245, Okolona MS 38860, US
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