Tupelo National Battlefield
|Tupelo National Battlefield|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Established||February 21, 1929|
|Visitors||614 (in 1983)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Tupelo National Battlefield|
Tupelo National Battlefield, in Tupelo, Mississippi, commemorates the July 14–15, 1864, Battle of Tupelo in which Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest tried to cut the railroad supplying the Union's march on Atlanta.
Originally established as the Tupelo National Battlefield Site on February 21, 1929, it was then transferred from the War Department on August 10, 1933, and later redesignated and the boundary changed on August 10, 1961. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966, and is maintained by the National Park Service.
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield
- Mississippi in the American Civil War
- Western Theater of the American Civil War
- The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior.
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