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.

A cannon in front of the stone monument to the battle.
The Battle of Tupelo

More than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought here between the morning of July 14 and the evening of July 15, 1864.

White granite monument with carved bald eagle at the top flanked by two civil war cannons
Things To Do

Explore the Tupelo, Mississippi area and the connections to the Battle of Tupelo also known as the Battle of Harrisburg.

White granite monument with a carved eagle on top. Etched wording about the battle of the front
Places To Go

Discover the places connected to the Battle of Tupelo

Last updated: January 15, 2023

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2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


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