Mississippi Battlefields and Other Historic Places
list of places in Mississippi which were scenes of conflict in
the War Between the States is taken from a pamphlet entitled
"The South's Battle Abbey"
April 8, 1862; May 17, 1862, and October 3 and 4, 1862.
Farmington, May 3, 1862.
Glendale, May 8, 1862.
Natchez, May 13, 1862.
Booneville, May 30, 1862, and July 1,
Blackland, June 4, 1862.
Vicksburg United States Fleet, June
26 to 29, 1862.
Coahoma County, August 2, 1862.
Rienzi and Kossuth, August 26, 1862.
Iuka, September 19 and 20, 1862
Coldwater, September 10, 1862
Metamora, October 5, 1862.
Hudsonville, November 8, 1862.
Summerville, November 26, 1862.
Coffeeville, December 5, 1862.
Holly Springs, December 20, 1862.
Davis Mills, December 21, 1862.
Chickasaw Bayou, December 28 and 29,
Station, February 21, 1863.
Mississippi River, below Vicksburg,
February 24, 1863.
Port Pemberton (near Greenwood), Mar.
13, to April 5, 1863.
Hernando and Coldwater, April 18 and
Grand Gulf, April 29, 1863,
Port Gibson, May 1, 1863.
Raymond, May 12, 1863.
Jackson, May 14, 1863.
Champion Hills, May 16, 1863.
Big Black River, May 17, 1863.
Vicksburg United States Fleet, Siege,
May 18 to July 4, 1863.
Bolton and Birdsong Ferry, July 4 and
Iuka, July 7 and 9, 1863.
Yazoo City, July 13, 1863.
Natchez, July 8, 1863, and November
Jackson, Bolton Depot, Canton, and
Clinton, July 9 to 16, 1863.
Canton, July 17, 1863.
Grenada, August 13, 1863.
Coldwater, August 21, 1863.
Wyatt's and Ingram's Mills, October
12 and 18, 1863.
Canton, Brownsville, and Clinton,
October 15 to 18, 1863
Bay Springs, or Vincent's Cross
Roads, October 26, 1863.
Ripley and Moscow Station, December 1
to 4, 1863.
Rodney and Port Gibson, December 17
to 26, 1863.
expedition, February 1 to March 8, 1864.
Near Canton, February 27 and 28,
Yazoo City expedition, including
Benton and Vaughn, May 4 to 13, 1864.
Holly Springs, May 24, 1864, and
August 27 and 28, 1864.
Brice's Cross Roads (near Guntown),
June 10, 1864.
Abbeville, Oxford and Hurricane
Creek, August 7 to 14, 1864.
Vicksburg United States Fleet, Siege,
Battle, July 4, 1864.
Coleman's Plantation, July 4 and 5,
Grand Gulf, July 10 and 17, 1864.
College, or Oxford Hill, August 21
and 22, 1864.
Abbeville, August 23, 1864.
Hurricane Creek, October 23, 1864.
Egypt Station, December 28, 1864.
Expedition from Vicksburg to
Meridian, with engagements at: (February 3 to March 5, 1864)
Champion Hills, (16)
Chunkey Station, (24) (occupation of)
Franklin, Jan. 2, 1865.
Mr. John H.
Evans, of DeSoto, Miss., has prepared a manuscript sketch giving
the location and a minute description of the Choctaw Missionary
Station at Emmaus in Clarke County, Mississippi, March 15, 1901.
In "Last Indian Council on the
Noxubee River," by H. S. Halbert, has given the location and
description of the Choctaw Agency in Oktibbeha County and the
Choctaw Council House on the Noxubee River.
Rev. W. W. Moore, Daleville, Miss.,
has identified Gen. Sam. Dale's grave. Mr. H. S. Halbert has
made diligent inquiry in regard to Gen. Dale's papers, but has
failed to find them.
Mr. H. S. Halbert has the following
papers in preparation:
1. Story of the treaty of Dancing
Rabbit, with a general description of the treaty ground and a
minute description of the council ground, where the treaty was
made and signed.
2. Historical sketches of the Choctaw
towns on Bernard Roman's Map of 1772, giving their location. To
this will be added an appendix, giving an account of some
Choctaw towns not recorded on Roman's Map.
3. An account of Choctaw Trails.
4. Etymology of Indian names, water
courses, and localities in Mississippi.
Union County thought by Dr. Agnew to be the site of Alibamo, the
place from which DeSoto was forced to retire in May, 1541.
Near Bethanny, Lee County, lived
Tishomingo, an eminent chief of the Indians (Chickasaws).
Little Rock, Arkansas, is the burial
place of Tishomingo. He died there on his way to the Territory,
and not at Iuka, Mississippi, as many say.
The Chickasaw King lived a few miles
southwest of New Albany at what was once known as the Brewster
The town in which D'Artoguette
perished is thought to have been located in Union County.
The Old Indian Council House is about
200 yards east of the South West corner of South E. ¼ of section
27, T. 10, R. 3, 51½ miles south of Pontotoc. The old Natchez
Trace passes near this Council House.
Ledbetter Place on Big Black River is
the site of the first Court House of Yazoo County. Benton the
site of the second Court House and Yazoo City of the third,
1850. The old Benton Court house was burned by the Federal
The old Navy Yard below Yazoo City
was the scene of the blowing up of the Gun Boat, "DeKalb."
White's place four miles above Yazoo
City, was the scene of the capture of the Flag Ship, "Petral,"
by Gen. Wirt Adams.
Sandy Springs Church, one mile east
of Blue Mountain, is the burial place of Mrs. Nancy McCain,
widow of a Revolutionary soldier. There is a short sketch of
her, by Dr. E. M. Alexander in the Historical Society Archives.
Macedonia Grave Yard, one mile north
of Blue Mountain holds the remains of John Riley, a veteran of
the Revolution. There is a short sketch of him in the
Mississippi Historical Society Archives.
General M. P. Lowrey is buried about
a mile from Blue Mountain at Macedonia Grave Yard.
General Samuel Benton and Judge
Orlando Davis are buried at Holly Springs.
Hon. John W. Thompson is buried in
Rucker Grave Yard four miles east of Ripley.
Runnels Creek, Lawrence County, named
for Harmon Runnels, one of the pioneers of the county and the
father of Gov. Runnels.
La Cache, home of Blennerhasset,
seven miles from Port Gibson.
Jefferson County In it is to be
1. The first brick structure, a
dwelling, built in Mississippi Territory.
2. The house in which Andrew Jackson
3. The house in which Aaron Burr was
held (Calveton) is twelve miles west of Fayette.
4. The remains of old Fort Yazoo,
built on the banks of the Mississippi river, now many miles
5. A monument to Frederick Rex
Whitney (one of John Paul Jones men) erected by U. S.
6. Monument to Adam Rum erected by
The old house in which General
Bedford Forest lived when a young man still stands in Herhando,
Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited
by Franklin L. Riley,