Tupelo National Battlefield, Tupelo

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Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the American Civil War battle of Tupelo, also known as the Battle of Harrisburg, fought from July 14 to 15, 1864, near Tupelo, Mississippi. The Union victory over Confederate forces in northeast Mississippi ensured the safety of Sherman's supply lines during the Atlanta Campaign.Administrative historyThe battlefield was established as Tupelo Battlefield Site on February 21, 1929. It was transferred from the U.S. War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, redesignated, and boundary changed on August 10, 1961. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
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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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  • An important piece of American history. I wish more of the area could be reclaimed and saved from development
  • 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.
  • Beavis.. this may suck to kids...😀
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