Crossroads of ConflictGrand Junction is named for its location, where the Memphis and Charleston and Mississippi Central Railroads intersect, and was strategically important to both Confederate and Union forces. After defeats at Shiloh and Corinth, Confederates tore up the tracks, hoping to delay the Federal pursuit. Union Gen. William T. Sherman oversaw much of the repair work in mid-1862. Later Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made this place a staging ground for his Vicksburg campaign, storing "100,000 rations" and basing 40,000 U.S. soldiers here.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 300530 N 3880748|
|Decimal Degrees||35.04976667, -89.18706667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.986', W 89° 11.224'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 59.16" N, 89° 11' 13.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||731, 901|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 224 Tippah St, Grand Junction TN 38039, US|
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