Brice's Cross Roads

Brice's Cross Roads (HM1DAJ)

Location: Guntown, MS 38849 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.722', W 88° 43.855'

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Union Retreat — Defense at the Bridge

The 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.

"A shell bursting near where General Grierson and myself were standing gave me the first intimation of defeat, and I immediately galloped to the front to look after the Seventh Illinois, Tenth Missouri and Fourth Iowa Regiments, finding all the way to the bridge an indiscriminate mass of wagons, artillery, caissons, ambulances, and broken, disorganized troops."

"The Fourth Iowa was forced to dismount at the bridge and take position on a small hill at the front to check the enemy while their horses passed the creek. two infantry regiments which were retreating in disorder were by this maneuver saved from destruction or capture." —Colonel Edward F. Winslow, commanding 2nd Cavalry Brigade
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HM NumberHM1DAJ
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Marker NumberC-2
Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 341110 N 3820291
Decimal Degrees34.51203333, -88.73091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.722', W 88° 43.855'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 43.32" N, 88° 43' 51.30" W
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Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511 Co Rd 833, Guntown MS 38849, US
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