Waverley is a National Historic Landmark Greek Revival home that commemorates the antebellum South. The plantation was a self-sustaining community, complete with gardens, orchards and livestock. In later years, Waverley had its own lumber mill, tannery and hat-manufacturing operation. Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a friend and frequent visitor of the owner, Col. George Hampton Young. General Forrest spent three weeks recuperating at Waverley during the Civil War. He resided in the Egyptian Room and used the home as a headquarters. The octagonal cupola of the home served as an observation point for watching the river and the prairie for troop movement. Today, the restored mansion is open for tours.
Columbus, Mississippi | 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.
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.
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.
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.
Grenada, Mississippi | During the winter of 1862, eight forts were constructed to protect the vital Yalobusha Line of the Greenwood & Columbus Railroad; two of these Confederate Forts are located on Grenada Lake and are open to the public.
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