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Civil War Mississippi


American Civil War
June 10, 1864

At the beginning of June 1864, Major General 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 Major General William T. Sherman in Georgia.

On June 10, 1864, Forrest's smaller Confederate force defeated a much larger Union column under Brig. General Samuel Sturgis at Brices Cross Roads.

This brilliant tactical victory against long odds cemented Forrest's reputation as one of the foremost mounted infantry leaders of the war.

Result(s): Confederate victory

Location: Prentiss County and Union County

Campaign: Forrest's Defense of Mississippi (1864)

Date(s): June 10, 1864

Principal Commanders: Brig. General Samuel D. Sturgis [US]; Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS]

Forces Engaged: Three-brigade division of infantry and a division of cavalry (about 8,500 ) [US]; cavalry corps [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 3,105 total (US 2,610; CS 495)

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