Tupelo National Battlefield is off SR 6, 1.3 mi. w. of jct. US 45. It was the site of the Battle of Tupelo, the last major Civil War battle fought in Mississippi. On July 14-15, 1864, Confederate troops led by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Gen. Andrew Jackson Smith's Union forces in an attempt to cut the Union supply line. A granite marker commemorates the dead of both armies.