Grierson's Raid 1863

Grierson's Raid 1863 (HM2LSV)

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N 32° 46.512', W 89° 6.507'

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On April 23, 1863, Union cavalry led by Col. Benjamin F. Grierson approached Philadelphia from the north en route to Newton Station. Seeing armed citizens ahead blocking the road, which ran across this block, Col. Grierson ordered his men to encircle the town. Following a brief skirmish, the Federals entered and swore a group of citizens to a period of silence regarding the column's location. Grierson continued south toward Newton. The following day, a subsequent skirmish ensued with the 7th Illinois Cavalry.
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 302520 N 3628333
Decimal Degrees32.77520000, -89.10845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.512', W 89° 6.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 30.72" N, 89° 6' 30.42" W
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