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NameBrices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Address2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Baldwyn, MS 38824
Brief DescriptionNational Battlefield
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionLocated on MS Hwy 370 six miles west of Baldwyn, this one-acre site commemorates a battle which had one objective-- make impossible the threat of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to interfere with General William T. Sherman's railroad supply line from Nashville to Chattanooga during the Atlanta campaign.

Forrest scored a decisive victory over General S.D. Sturgis' Union forces when they met at Brices Cross Roads on June 10, 1864. The Union lost three men to every Southern casualty and General Forrest's troops managed to capture desperately needed supplies, including guns, ammunition, artillery, and wagons.

The battle was considered a major tactical victory for the Confederacy, but did not diminish the effectiveness of Sherman's campaign as supplies continued to flow. The site contains a brochure dispenser, two artillery pieces, a monument to the battle, and an interpretive wayside.

Phone 1(800) 305-7417
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/brcr/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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