Tupelo National Battlefield, Tupelo

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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.Administrative historyEstablished as Tupelo National Battlefield Site 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. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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  • As an international visitor, have an interest in seeing such sites wherever in the States, this is one of the lesser ones. Easy to see as I was in town to see Elvis birth place, so it didn't need a sp...  more »
  • The address given is the visitor center of the Natchez Trace Parkway, where you can pick up a brochure. The actual site is a single lot on Main Street in Tupelo, with a couple cannon, 2 monuments, a f...  more »
  • get into downtown and take main street west. (I got on the bypass highway and had to backtrack). a small park, here you can see another aspect of civil war action  more »
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  • This might not have been a major battle of the Civil War, but many lives were lost. Shame on the National Park Service for not doing a better job of maintaining this park. The informational signage was old, faded and falling apart....a disgraceful tribute to those who fought on both sides.
  • Nothing to see . A stone monument the state was nice enough to erect. Some soldiers grave sites and a split rail fence. Sad to see that not much of the Mississippi history has been preserved. Without the knowledge of our past we are doomed to repeat it in our future.
  • 20171015 - One of the many national parks that I have previously visited. Stop here today to change out of my suit after the meeting and talk to several of the people who have stopped to visit the battlefield.
  • Small, grass corner with monument. Quick visit.
  • I would rate this at the bottom of the list for the NPS battlefields.

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