First Main Battle Line OverviewBy 10:00 a.m. on June 10, 1864, Col. George Waring's Federal cavalry had reached the Cross Roads. The troops deployed on either side of the Baldwyn Road, in the woods at the western edge of a cleared field, one-half mile east of the Cross Roads. Skirmishing between one of Waring's squadrons and advance Confederate squads had already taken place further east on the Baldwyn Road. Facing Waring's troops from the opposing hilltop across a small creek was Col. Hylan B. Lyon's brigade which was soon reinforced by Col. Edmund W. Rucker's brigade on the left. When Col. William W. Johnson's cavalry arrived and was positioned on the right of Lyon, Forrest exploited his advantage in numbers and launched a series of attacks.
|Placed By||CWPT (Civil War Preservation Trust)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 341966 N 3819720|
|Decimal Degrees||34.50701667, -88.72148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 30.421', W 88° 43.289'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 30' 25.26" N, 88° 43' 17.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8101-8111 Bethany Rd, Guntown MS 38849, US|
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