Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn0
Sesquicentennial: The Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi – July 14, 1864
150 years ago, July 14 & 15, 1864, was the Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi.
It’s commonly known today as the “Battle of Tupelo” because Harrisburg was burned during the battle, and Tupelo grew and overtook what was left of the town after the Civil War.
Much of the battlefield today is underneath the Wal-Mart there and in residential neighborhoods. A small lot is all that remains in National Park Service hands.
There are a few monuments and a couple of cannons, but not much to see, really. Such a shame.
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