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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces $3,000 Grant to Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission
Contact: Dr. Christina E. Smith, 662-840-7560
The Natchez Trace Parkway is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $3,000 grant to Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission. The grant was made possible through the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative. Brice’s Crossroads will use the funds to install an interpretive panel near the Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church cemetery. During the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, soldiers fought over the cemetery and the Confederate dead who died during the battle are buried in a mass grave behind the church cemetery. The interpretive panel will enable the Commission to better interpret the cemetery’s part in the battle and provide the public with information regarding the soldiers who are buried in the mass grave.
If you would like more information regarding the battle, or the cemetery, please contact Director Edwina Carpenter, at 662-365-3939.
If you are interested in learning more about the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative, please contact Dr. Christina E. Smith at e-mail us or 662-840-7560.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.