Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there park rangers stationed at Tupelo National Battlefield?
No, the one-acre memorial site is not staffed and there are no visitor facilities located at the site. Visitors should direct their questions to the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center located six miles north of the battlefield site on the Parkway at milepost 266.
2. Is the Battle of Tupelo known by any other name?
Yes, it is also known as the Battle of Harrisburg. In 1864 Harrisburg was a more substantial town than nearby Tupelo, but Tupelo was located on the new Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Over the years since the battle, Tupelo has grown and Harrisburg has been overtaken over by it.
Did You Know?
The July 14-15, 1864 Battle of Tupelo was the last time that Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's famed cavalry corps fought Union infantry during the Civil War.