Brice's Cross Road NBS - Baldwyn MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 34° 30.415 W 088° 43.639
16S E 341430 N 3819717
Quick Description: The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2013 2:41:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMGEM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Battle of Brice's Crossroads was fought on June 10, 1864, near Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. It pitted a 4,787-man contingent led by Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest against an 8,100-strong Union force led by Brigadier General Samuel D. Sturgis. The battle ended in a rout of the Union forces and cemented Forrest's reputation as one of the great cavalrymen.

The battle remains a textbook example of an outnumbered force prevailing through better tactics, terrain mastery, and aggressive offensive action. Despite this, the Confederates gained little through the victory other than temporarily keeping the Union out of Alabama and Mississippi.

Source: Wikipedia

State/States the Park is located...: Mississippi

Park Designation: Battlefield/Military Park

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: From: 6:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

SECONDARY website.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brice's_Crossroads

Are pictures included?: yes

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

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