Sherman's "Bow Tie"

Sherman's "Bow Tie" (HM1GVG)

Location: Meridian, MS 39301 Lauderdale County
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N 32° 21.881', W 88° 41.714'

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— Meridian Civil War Trail —



To prevent repair of rails, General Sherman's troops created "bow ties." They burned crossties to heat rails, then twisted the rails around trees. Altogether they destroyed more than 100 miles of track around Meridian.
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HM NumberHM1GVG
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Marker Number2
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 340503 N 3582122
Decimal Degrees32.36468333, -88.69523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.881', W 88° 41.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 52.86" N, 88° 41' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416 18th Ave, Meridian MS 39301, US
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