Brice's Crossroads Civil War History in Tupelo, MS

Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield in Tupelo, MS commemorates the historic Civil War battle of 1864.

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On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 08:00
Tupelo, MS

Brice’s Crossroads National Battlefield, located off the Natchez Trace Parkway, commemorates the June 1864 Civil War battle where Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest was victorious over the Union cavalry.

The visitor’s center offers a historical trip back to the Civil War era with its detailed exhibits, informative films and period artwork. The “Forrest’s Finest Hour” display narrates the story behind the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, including a meticulously detailed model of the battlefield with more than 1,500 miniatures.

A memorial on the center’s front lawn honors the soldiers who fought with 13 state flags, the U.S. flag and a flag representing black soldiers who fought in the conflict.
The Bethany Presbyterian Church cemetery is located on the southeast end of the site. It is the resting place for more than 90 Confederate soldiers killed in Brice’s battle.

Visitors are welcome free of charge at the battlefield site and cemetery, year round, before dusk each day, and the Brice’s Crossroads Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 - 5 p.m. Admission to the visitor’s center is $3 for adults and $1 for children under age 12.

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