Grierson's Raid Historical

Grierson's Raid Historical (HM1XPR)

Location: Starkville, MS 39759 Oktibbeha County
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N 33° 27.254', W 88° 49.309'

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During the Vicksburg Campaign, a Union cavalry raid led by Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson moved from LaGrange, Tennessee, toward the Southern Railroad at Newton, Mississippi. On the afternoon of April 21, 1863, Grierson's cavalrymen rode into Starkville. Here, the Union troopers seized the post office, destroyed Confederate property, and confiscated livestock to replace their own horses. The raiders departed Starkville via the Louisville Road. Three days later, the Federals cut the railroad at Newton.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 330679 N 3703129
Decimal Degrees33.45423333, -88.82181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.254', W 88° 49.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 15.24" N, 88° 49' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 674-684 Louisville St, Starkville MS 39759, US
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