Battle of Brices Cross Roads

Battle of Brices Cross Roads (HM59H)

Location: Richmond Hill, MS 31324 Lee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 30.366', W 88° 43.716'

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June 10, 1864

— The Western Campaign, 1864 —

When General Sherman advanced on Atlanta, General Forrest sought to destroy the Union supply line between Nashville and Chattanooga. He had nearly reached the Tennessee River when he had to turn back to meet a Union force marching southeast from Memphis under General Sturgis.

Forrest's remarkable ability to concentrate his men quickly and strike vigorously resulted in total victory by 4,787 Confederates over 7,900 Federal troops who retreated in confusion to Memphis.

Yet Forrest was diverted from his primary mission of destroying the supply line. Sherman continued his march toward Atlanta.
HM NumberHM59H
Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 341311 N 3819629
Decimal Degrees34.50610000, -88.72860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.366', W 88° 43.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 21.96" N, 88° 43' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9878 MS-370, Richmond Hill MS 31324, US
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