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Tupelo, Mississippi, United States

Coordinates 34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000Coordinates: 34°15′20.4″N 88°44′13.2″W / 34.255667°N 88.737000°W / 34.255667; -88.737000

Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)

Established February 21, 1929 (1929-02-21)

Governing body National Park Service

Website Tupelo National Battlefield

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Designated October 15, 1966 (1966-10-15)

Reference no. 66000068

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Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the American Civil War battle of Tupelo, also known as the Battle of Harrisburg, fought from July 14 to 15, 1864, near Tupelo, Mississippi. The Union victory over Confederate forces in northeast Mississippi ensured the safety of Sherman's supply lines during the Atlanta Campaign.[1]

Contents

1 Administrative history 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References 5 External links

Administrative history[edit]

Tupelo area National Park Service map

The Tupelo National Battlefield was established as "Tupelo Battlefield Site" on February 21, 1929. The site was transferred from the United States War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933, redesignated, and boundary changed on August 10, 1961. In 1936, the Tupelo-Gainesville Tornado destroyed the concrete monument to the battle, ripping it out of the ground and shattering it. [2] The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. See also[edit]

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Natchez Trace Parkway National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Mississippi

Notes[edit]

^ Bearss 1971, p. 1. ^ National Park Service 2001, p. 57.

References[edit]

Bearss, Edwin C. (1971). Protecting Sherman's Lifeline: The Battles of Brices Cross Roads and Tupelo 1864. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office – via Internet Archive.  National Park Service (2001). The National Parks: Index 2001–2003. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office – via Internet Archive. 

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General information

Tupelo National Battlefield at the American Battlefield Protection Program Tupelo National Battlefield at the Civil War Trust Tupelo National Battlefield at the National Park Foundation

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