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Mississippi Tupelo National Battlefield map and highlights

Map of Tupelo National Battlefield in Mississippi
Tupelo National  Battlefield. Basic information for visitors to the Tupelo National  Battlefield In northeastern Mississippi, in Tupelo.    
Tupelo National Battlefield in northeastern Mississippi, in Tupelo.    
The Battle of Tupelo, which was part of a larger strategy by  General William Tecumseh Sherman to protect his railroad supply line,  occurred on July 13 and 14, 1864, when Federal troops under General A.  J. Smith fought Confederate soldiers under General Nathan Bedford  Forrest. Both sides also battled the heat that ultimately forced the  Federal retreat. A monument marks the event, and the park is dotted with  old cannons and interpretive placards. The 1-acre Tupelo National  Battlefield Site was established in 1929, transferred to the Park  Service in 1933, and redesignated in 1961.    
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Visiting site and monument. Facilities: Interpretive signs. Tips  & Hints: Busiest in Apr. and Oct., least crowded Dec. and Jan.    
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES    
See Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site.    
FEES & HOURS    
Free. Park open daily 24 hrs.    
HOW TO GET THERE    
In Tupelo via Rte. 6, 1.3 mi west of intersection with U.S. 45  and 1 mi east of Natchez Trace Pkwy. Closest airports: Tupelo (4 mi),  Memphis, TN (100 mi).    
CONTACTS    
Tupelo National Battlefield (c/o Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680  Natchez Trace Pkwy., Tupelo, MS 38804, tel. 601/680-4025 or  800/305-7417,). Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau (399 E. Main  St., Tupelo, MS 38804, tel. 662/841-6521).   
Tupelo National Battlefield. Basic information for visitors to  the Tupelo National Battlefield In northeastern Mississippi, in Tupelo.
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