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    Brices Cross Roads

    National Battlefield Site Mississippi

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there park rangers stationed at the battlefield?

No, the battlefield is not staffed, but the rangers at the nearby Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center can help with questions concerning the site.

2. Why is "Brices" sometimes spelled with an apostrophe 's' and sometimes without? Which is correct?

In most research, book titles, and even in the name of the interpretive center in nearby Baldwyn, Mississippi, the name is spelled with an apostrophe, "Brice's Cross Roads." But when the national battlefield site was legislated by Congress in 1929, the apostrophe was left off. The National Park Service is bound to use the legislated name, without the apostrophe. The legislation also shows Cross Roads as two words, but is sometimes seen as one outside the National Park Service. Both are correct.

Did You Know?

Black soldiers played a critical role in the Battle of Brices Cross Roads.

At the Battle of Brices Cross Roads, half of the 223 Union soldiers that were reported as killed belonged to Bouton's Brigade of United States Colored Troops. Most served in the 55th and 59th USCT.