Union Retreat — Defense at the BridgeThe bottleneck created by the Tishomingo Creek Bridge and the flanking movement of Confederate Colonel Barteau's 2nd Tennessee regiment almost spelled diaster for Union troops retreating from the Cross Roads in front of Forrest's main force. The steep banks of Tishomingo Creek, the waters of the creek high from days of rain and the confusion of a disorganized retreat that included a supply train of 200 wagons, almost resulted in the loss of the entire Union expeditionary force at this place.
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 341110 N 3820291|
|Decimal Degrees||34.51203333, -88.73091667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 30.722', W 88° 43.855'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 30' 43.32" N, 88° 43' 51.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 511 Co Rd 833, Guntown MS 38849, US|
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