Tupelo_National_Battlefield Latitude and Longitude:

34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000
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Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo NBS Monument.jpg
Battle of Tupelo Memorial, 2006
Location Tupelo, Mississippi,
United States
Coordinates 34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000
Area1 acre (0.40 ha) [1]
EstablishedFebruary 21, 1929 (1929-02-21) (War Dept.)
August 10, 1933 (NPS) [2]
Governing body National Park Service
Website Tupelo National Battlefield
DesignatedOctober 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)
Reference no.66000068
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield
Map of Mississippi
Tupelo National Battlefield is located in the United States
Tupelo National Battlefield
Tupelo National Battlefield (the United States)

Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the Battle of Tupelo, also known as the Battle of Harrisburg, fought from July 14 to 15, 1864, near Tupelo, Mississippi during the American Civil War. The Union victory over Confederate forces in northeast Mississippi ensured the safety of Sherman's supply lines during the Atlanta Campaign. [3]

The 1-acre site on Main Street in Tupelo is a grassy park with a flagpole, memorial monument, and two cannons. There are no visitor services; information is provided at the visitor center for the Natchez Trace Parkway six miles north. The monument and site are very similar to that at Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site.

Administrative history

Tupelo area National Park Service map

The Tupelo National Battlefield was established as "Tupelo Battlefield Site" on February 21, 1929. The site was transferred from the United States War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, redesignated, and boundary changed on August 10, 1961. In 1936, the Tupelo-Gainesville Tornado destroyed the concrete monument to the battle, ripping it out of the ground and shattering it. [4] The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

See also


  1. ^ "Listing of acreage – December 31, 2020" (XLSX). Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved August 15, 2021. ( National Park Service Acreage Reports)
  2. ^ "Park Anniversaries". Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Bearss 1971, p. 1.
  4. ^ National Park Service 2001, p. 57.


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