Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Historical

Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign Historical (HM1XXL)

Location: Oxford, MS 38655 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 22.049', W 89° 31.356'

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On December 2, 1862, as the Confederates
fell back to the Yalobusha River. Union
Gen. U.S. Grant moved his headquarters
from Waterford to Abbeville. On the 4th,
he moved to Oxford, while his advance
crossed the Yocona River. W.T. Sherman's
troops camped at College Hill, five miles
northwest. On the 8th, Grant met Sherman
here to plan an expedition down the
Mississippi River to capture Vicksburg.
Led by Sherman, the flottila left Memphis
on December 20, the same day the Union
depot at Holly Springs was destroyed.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 268023 N 3805786
Decimal Degrees34.36748333, -89.52260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 22.049', W 89° 31.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 22' 2.94" N, 89° 31' 21.36" 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 709-711 MS-6 BUS, Oxford MS 38655, US
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