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Published on July 14th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn

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Sesquicentennial: The Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi – July 14, 1864

Battle of Harrisburg, Mississipi, the official Atlas of the U.S. Army

The official U.S. Army map of Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi, as fought 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. 

 

The National Park Service maintains a small lot in Tupelo, Mississippi that commemorates the Battle of Harrisburg.

The National Park Service maintains a small lot in Tupelo, Mississippi that commemorates the Battle of Harrisburg.

 

Memorial at the National Park dedicated to Confederates at the Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi. This NPS park is located on Main Street in Tupelo.

Memorial at the National Park dedicated to Confederates at the Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi. This NPS park is located on Main Street in Tupelo.

 

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006.

Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss’ LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN.

A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH.

Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.



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