Civil War Sites

Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield and Visitors Center

History buffs will enjoy two battlefield trails, five markers, two cemeteries, a visitors center, permanent and temporary flag exhibits, bookstore gallery, video, Civil War art/prints and auto tour of this historical battlefield. Site where Confederate cavalry, under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, defeated Union troops and forced their withdrawal to Memphis.
607 Grisham St.
Baldwyn, MS 38824
Phone: 662.365.3969
Hours: Battlefield-Year round; Visitors Center-Tue-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed major holidays
Admission: Battlefield-No charge; Visitors Center-$3 Adults

Battle of Okolona

Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864.
Hwy 41 North
Okolona, MS 38860
Phone: 662.447.5913
Fax: 662.447.0254
Hours: Dawn to dusk; Drive by only
Admission: Free

Tupelo National Battlefield

Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. It is the site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.
Hwy 6
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.680.4027
Toll-Free: 1.800.305.7417
Hours: Daily, dawn to dusk; Gift shop and visitor center open daily at the Natchez Trace Visitors Center-6 mi N. on Natchez Trace Parkway
Admission: Free

Van Dorn Raid Driving Tour

Tour tells the story of the December, 1862 Civil War raid on Holly Springs by Confederate General Earl Van Dorn. This action stopped General Grants first attempt to take Vicksburg.
148 E. College Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.2515
Hours: 7 days a week
Admission: Free

Columbus War Museum

Created to honor and recognize not only those who died in military battle, but the many who lived through them.
1501 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 1.800.327.2686
Admission: Free

Ellis Bridge Civil War Site

The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point, MS along Sakatonchee Creek on Feb. 21, 1864.
Hwy 50 West
West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662.494.5121
Fax: 662.494.6396

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant

The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant is a bound multi-volume set of Grant's personal and official papers spanning the Prewar, Civil War and Reconstruction, Presidential, and Post-Presidential periods. Edited by John Y. Simon, former executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, the set is published by Southern Illinois University Press.
University of Mississippi
Starkville, Mississippi