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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

  • Also Known As: Brices Cross Roads

  • Address: MS 370
  • Vicinity: 6 mi W of Baldwyn
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

Winning the Battle, Losing the War

The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war. - NPS


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1864/00/00

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Particulars for Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site:
Historic Use Battle site
Historic Use Camp
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Site



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Registry Address: 6 mi. W of Baldwyn on MS 370
Registry Number: 66000067
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Federal
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Objects: 2
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Parkway
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1864
Historic Function: Domestic, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Camp, Battle site
Current Function: Agriculture, subsistence, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Agricultural fields Park

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