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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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  • This park is just a corner lot in town. Park on the street, bounce out of the car, take pics, you're done. Stopped by the visitor center but didn't have time and it was pricey. 
  • Unless you're a real Civil War fanatic, it's not worth the detour off the Trace to see it. Less than a city block, a couple of canon, a couple of headstones, a couple of monuments and a single informa...  more »
  • In Tupelo is nothing to do so stop you here too. If you have seen the House of Elvis than you can off. I am still stopped to a small historical feel. And fortunately there is still a cannon
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  • Don't plan a day trip! It's a simple, small monument to the men of Mississippi who fought in the Civil War. About 1/4 of an acre. Not too far from Elvis' birthplace, or Natchez. Just slip it in to a full day's adventure.
  • I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner. The Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the Battle of Tupelo, fought on July 14-15, 1864, between the army of Union General Andrew J. Smith and Confederate Generals Stephen Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Smith was tasked with hunting down and destroying Forrest and his cavalry, as they posed a legitimate risk to General William T. Sherman’s supply line that fueled his campaign against Atlanta. The Union repulsed an attack by Lee and Forrest, and though victorious, eventually withdrew back to Memphis. While Forrest’s cavalry was severely crippled, he was left free to raid Union targets for the remainder of the war. Today, nothing remains of the battlefield except for this one acre memorial located in downtown Tupelo on the corner of West Main Street and Monument Drive. A National Park sign marks this corner. The rest of the battlefield was lost long ago to the development of the city of Tupelo. A visit to the park takes all of fifteen minutes. The grounds contain two monuments, two cannon, two information panels, and the graves of two Confederate soldiers. There is a small parking area along the curb on Monument Drive on the same side as the memorial. There are no other facilities. Being a one acre lot, there is no Visitor Center specifically for the National Battlefield. To get information, use the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center located at Milepost 266 on the Parkway or visit the Tupelo Convention and Visitor Bureau two miles further east on Main Street. The park is officially open during daylight hours, but it’s a corner lot in downtown Tupelo, so I doubt anyone cares when you take a walk around it. The park is not fenced in. However, there are no lights, so you probably can’t see much at night. For complete information on visiting the Tupelo National Battlefield, check out National Park Planner (npplan).
  • Tupelo National Battlefield. Small Park that has some interesting Markers.
  • Nothing to see here. Nothing. Literally.
  • Little to no parking available, and not handicapped accessible.