Battle of Tupelo

Battle of Tupelo (HM43P)

Location: Tupelo, MS 38801 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.336', W 88° 44.207'

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The Western Campaign, 1864

In the summer of 1864, General Forrest's hard hitting troops in Northern Mississippi threatened the supplies of General Sherman's campaign against Atlanta. Therefore, General A.J.Smith marched 14,000 Union troops against Forrest. He reached Tupelo despite harassing attacks and took positions here. A Confederate force of about 10,000 under General Stephen D. Lee, with Forrest commanding the right wing, attacked fiercely and repeatedly from the west throughout July 14, but could not penetrate the Union defense. The next day, Smith withdrew his command to the north and returned in good order to Memphis. The pressure on Sherman's flank had been reduced
HM NumberHM43P
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 340084 N 3791861
Decimal Degrees34.25560000, -88.73678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.336', W 88° 44.207'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 20.16" N, 88° 44' 12.42" W
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Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 Harrisburg Landing, Tupelo MS 38801, US
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