Sturgis vs. Forrest at Brice’s Crossroads
June 10, 1864 | North Mississippi
The Confederate success at Brice’s Crossroads (also known as the Battle of Tishomingo Creek and the Battle of Guntown) was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, outnumbered over 2 : 1 (4,800 infantry and 3,300 cavalry to Forrest 3,500 cavalry). Forrest captured more than 1,600 prisoners of war, 18 artillery pieces, and wagons loaded with supplies. Once the defeated General Sturgis reached Memphis, he asked to be relieved of command. It was a brilliant victory, including a rare artillery charge, but the battles strategic effect on the war proved to be insignificant. …read more
Take a 3D like virtual tour of the Brice’s Crossroads National Battlefield. The V/T consists of 8 separate locations around the core battlefield.
The battlefield and visitor center are just off the Natchez Trace Parkway at the Baldwyn Exit near mile-marker 280.
Vistor Center: 607 Grisham St, Baldwyn, MS 38824
Battlefield: 260 Bethany Rd, Guntown, MS 38849