This location is the burial site of four Confederate generals, more than two thousand Confederate soldiers, veterans from every war the United States has fought, as well as distinguished authors, legislators, and people from all walks of life. It is the site of America's first Decoration Day (1866), inspiring the writing of the poem "The Blue and the Gray." This site also represents the reconciliation after the Civil War, as the Ladies of Columbus put flowers on the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers who had been buried there.
Baldwyn, Mississippi | On this site a battle was fought that served to keep Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from altering the supply line that was essential to the success of Union General William T. Sherman.
Greenwood, Mississippi | This hastily constructed fortification was the site of a significant military battle when Confederate forces successfully drove back three Union ironclads, forcing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to seek another route to Vicksburg.
Tupelo, Mississippi | The site housed a battle was fought that served to keep Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from altering the supply line that was essential to the success of Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side could claim victory.
West Point, Mississippi | This historic plantation was a self-sustaining community, complete with gardens, orchards and livestock, and in later years, Waverley even had its own lumber mill, tannery and hat-manufacturing operation.
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