• monumnent to the batle of tupelo, with a canon in the foreground

    Tupelo

    National Battlefield Mississippi

Tupelo National Battlefield

In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi.  Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops.  Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal:  keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.

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