Tupelo National Battlefield

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Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo NBS Monument.jpg
Battle of Tupelo Memorial, 2006
Location Tupelo, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°15′20.4″N 88°44′14.0″W / 34.255667°N 88.737222°W / 34.255667; -88.737222
TUPELO NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD Latitude and Longitude:

34°15′20.4″N 88°44′14.0″W / 34.255667°N 88.737222°W / 34.255667; -88.737222
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Established February 21, 1929 (1929-02-21)
Governing body National Park Service
Website Tupelo National Battlefield
Designated October 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
Reference no. 66000068
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield
Location of Tupelo National Battlefield in Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in the US
Tupelo National Battlefield
Location of Tupelo National Battlefield in Mississippi

Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the American Civil War battle of Tupelo, also known as the Battle of Harrisburg, fought from July 14 to 15, 1864, near Tupelo, Mississippi. The Union victory over Confederate forces in northeast Mississippi ensured the safety of Sherman's supply lines during the Atlanta Campaign. [1]

Administrative history

Tupelo area National Park Service map

The battlefield was established as Tupelo Battlefield Site on February 21, 1929. It was transferred from the U.S. War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, redesignated, and boundary changed on August 10, 1961. [2] The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.


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