Sherman at Decatur

Sherman at Decatur (HMYIR)

Location: Decatur, MS 39327 Newton County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 26.291', W 89° 6.399'

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During the Meridian Expedition, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered the XVI corps to move east while he waited with one infantry regiment at Decatur Crossroads. As Sherman retired for the night, the regiment mistakenly left him unguarded. Seeing an isolated wagon train but unaware of Sherman's presence, Confederate cavalry suddenly attacked, and the house where Sherman was quartered was surrounded. Rescued by the timely return of the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, Sherman narrowly escaped capture.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:48am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 301948 N 3590960
Decimal Degrees32.43818333, -89.10665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.291', W 89° 6.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 17.46" N, 89° 6' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 255-415 7th St, Decatur MS 39327, US
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