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Brice's Cross Roads | June 10, 1864

Baldwyn, Mississippi

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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Prentiss, Union and Lee Counties, MS | June 10, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
3,105
Union
2,610
Confed.
495