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Brices Cross Roads Battlefield

The Battle of Brice's Crossroads
June 10, 1864

At the beginning of June 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest set out with his cavalry corps of about 2,000 men to enter Middle Tennessee and destroy the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which was carrying men and supplies to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in Georgia. On June 10, 1864, Forrest’s smaller Confederate force defeated a much larger Union column under Brig. Gen. Samuel Sturgis at Brice's Cross Roads. This brilliant tactical victory against long odds cemented Forrest’s reputation as one of the foremost mounted infantry leaders of the war. 


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Battle Facts


  • Prentiss County and Union County , Mississippi


  • June 10, 1864

Union Commander

Confederate Commander

Estimated Casualties

  • 2,610 UnionUnion Flag
  • 495 ConfederateConfederate Flag


  • Confederate Victory Confederate Flag

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