Franklin Church

Franklin Church (HM2LPT)

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N 33° 2.124', W 90° 0.104'

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During Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's raid in the late winter of 1864-1865, a small Confederate brigade under the command of Gen. Wirt Adams attacked the rear guard of one of Grierson's columns at Franklin Church on January 2, 1865. Among the Federal, units engaged here was the 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry, composed of men recruited from Mississippi. Unable to defeat the Federal forces at Franklin Church, Wirt Adams abandoned his pursuit of Grierson, who proceeded to Vicksburg.
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 780025 N 3659207
Decimal Degrees33.03540000, -90.00173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.124', W 90° 0.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 7.44" N, 90° 0' 6.24" W
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