Tupelo National Battlefield

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Tupelo National Battlefield
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Tupelo National Battlefield
Map showing the location of Tupelo National Battlefield
Location Tupelo, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°15′19″N 88°44′14″W / 34.25528°N 88.73722°W / 34.25528; -88.73722Coordinates: 34°15′19″N 88°44′14″W / 34.25528°N 88.73722°W / 34.25528; -88.73722
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.

Tupelo National Battlefield Monument

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Tupelo, Mississippi: area map of historic sites

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.

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