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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces $3,000 Grant to Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission

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Date: September 23, 2010
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 Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.