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140 graves of soldiers, mostly from Tennessee and Texas, mortally wounded during Battle of Raymond, May 12, 1863.
This impressive interpretation center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. Also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage.
Where, during the Civil War, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brices Crossroads.
c. 1840s. This structure is the oldest home in Jones County continuously lived in by the same family. Recently, the home was donated to the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
One of the state’s oldest monuments is dedicated to the Confederate dead, erected shortly after the War Between the States, is located in the Old Hernando Memorial Cemetery. Hernando Memorial Cemetery has the largest number of Confederate graves in DeSoto County with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers.
100 Confederate soldiers are buried in this old family cemetery. Historical marker.
Edmondson Cemetery was founded in 1844 and rests on a tree-shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans.
The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point, MS along Sakatonchee Creek on Feb. 21, 1864.
Lovely old Confederate Cemetery adjoined to Enterprise Cemetery.
Historical marker recognizing site of significant battle in which Confederate forces successfully deterred three Union ironclads, forcing Gen. Grant to seek another route to capture Vicksburg.
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