Battle of Okolona Historical

Battle of Okolona Historical (HM1XUD)

Location: Okolona, MS 38860 Chickasaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 3.156', W 88° 49.868'

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On February 22, 1864, Col. Jeffrey Forrest, commanding a Confederate cavalry brigade, was killed in action in this vicinity, near the extinct town of Prairie Mount. Born in 1838, Forrest was the younger brother of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, commander of the Confederate forces at Okolona. First buried in Aberdeen, Forrest's body was later moved to Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. Lt. Col. James A. Barksdale, 5th Mississippi Cavalry, also died from wounds received during the battle.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 330992 N 3769500
Decimal Degrees34.05260000, -88.83113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.156', W 88° 49.868'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 9.36" N, 88° 49' 52.08" 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 1180-1678 MS-41, Okolona MS 38860, US
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