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Six miles west of Baldwyn on SR 370, 1-acre Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site is a memorial to the Civil War battle fought on June 10, 1864. An additional seven sites on 1,400 acres further interpret the battle. Despite superiority in numbers, Union troops under Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis were forced to retreat at the end of the all-day encounter. The Confederate force led by Gen. Nathan B. Forrest captured all Federal supplies, 18 pieces of artillery, arms and ammunition.
Granite markers along SR 370 beginning 1.5 miles east of the site show the progress of the battle, and a 1-mile walking trail with interpretive signs traverses it. An adjoining cemetery contains the graves of 97 Confederate soldiers.
The Mississippi Final Stands Interpretive Center is at 607 Grisham St., near the junction of SR 370 and US 45. The center offers Civil War exhibits and a timeline, a 22-minute video, a battlefield model and a flag memorial. A narrated driving tour of the site is available on tape or CD.
Site open daily dawn-dusk. Interpretive center open Tues.-Sat. 9-5. Closed major holidays. Site free. Interpretive center $5; $2 (ages 0-12). Phone (662) 365-3969 or (662) 523-5982.
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