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The Tupelo National Battlefield commemorates the Civil War battle fought in Tupelo, Mississippi during the summer of 1864. At this point in the war, Confederate forces were giving up more and more land in efforts to stave off the Union advances. This particular battle ended in a draw, but Union forces were able to prevent the Confederates from reaching Union railroad lines, which would have slowed the Union advance into the South and toward Atlanta. Unfortunately, the National Battlefield site is small-only a small field with several memorials in the middle of Tupelo. A visit won’t take long, but you’ll be able to see the memorials that commemorate those who fought and died in the battle. For a bit more information on the battlefield, as well as maps of the park site, visit the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center six miles north of the site.

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