Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield near Baldwyn, Mississippi is the venue for Mississippi Stands Civil War Reenactment. 1st Division – Southern Re-enactors Association organizes Mississsippi Stands and invites all reenactors and organizations to attend this historic event. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield is where Confederate cavalry under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated Union troops and forced their withdrawal to Memphis.

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A one-acre site maintained by the National Park Service features a monument and two cannons. Adjacent to the battlefield is the Bethany Cemetery where 95 Confederate soldiers are buried. All but one are identified. An additional 1,400 acres surrounding the one-acre site has been purchased for preservation. Newly paved trails and signage explain battle lines and troop movements. Development is underway in four phases. Granite markers along Highway 370 describe the battle.

Four miles east of the battlefield site on Grisham Street, adjacent to Hwy 45 in Baldwyn, is the Brice’s Crossroads Visitors and Interpretive Center. The center offers an interpretive exhibit featuring Civil War artifacts, a battlefield diorama and interactive exhibits. A 22-minute video program with an introduction by Civil War historian and author Shelby Foote is available to orient visitors to the battle. On the Center grounds, a memorial of flags highlights the sacrifice of soldiers from many states, both North and South, who fought at Brice’s Crossroads.

A living history and Battle of Brices Cross Roads Reenactment is held annually on the anniversary weekend.

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