Tupelo National Battlefield Article

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Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo NBS Monument.jpg
Battle of Tupelo Memorial, 2006
Location Tupelo, Mississippi,
United States
Coordinates 34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000
TUPELO NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD Latitude and Longitude:

34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
EstablishedFebruary 21, 1929 (1929-02-21)
Governing body National Park Service
Website Tupelo National Battlefield
DesignatedOctober 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
Reference no.66000068
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield
Map of Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in the US
Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo National Battlefield (the US)

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 Tupelo National Battlefield was established as "Tupelo Battlefield Site" on February 21, 1929. The site was transferred from the United States War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, redesignated, and boundary changed on August 10, 1961. In 1936, the Tupelo-Gainesville Tornado destroyed the concrete monument to the battle, ripping it out of the ground and shattering it. [2] The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

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References

  • Bearss, Edwin C. (1971). Protecting Sherman's Lifeline: The Battles of Brices Cross Roads and Tupelo 1864. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office – via Internet Archive.
  • National Park Service (2001). The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office – via Internet Archive.

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