Battle of Okolona, Mississippi

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1. Battle of Okolona. okolona.org
2. Battle of Okolona - Wikipedia
3. Battle Summary: Okolona, MS
4. Civil War Battle of Okolona
5. Okolona, Mississippi - Wikipedia

6. Friends of Battle of Okolona
7. Find A Grave: Okolona Confederate Cemetery
     

The February 1864 Battle of Okolona, MS between Generals William Sooy Smith and Nathan Bedford Forrest. General Smith led a massive cavalry force to raid and destroy the Mississippi Prairies...the breadbasket of the Confederacy. The only force standing in his way was General Forrest...

 

(9-2012) Enlarge Okolona in the Civil War Historic Marker

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(9-2012) Enlarge  Detail U.D.C. Stained Glass Clock hanging on the corner of the Bank of Okolona building. This clock was given to the bank in the 1930's by the General W.F. Tucker Chapter of the Okolona United Daughters of the Confederacy

            

(9-2012) Enlarge  Detail-1 Okolona Confederate Monument: Located at the center of downtown Okolona. The soldier on top of the monument fell over into the street and was heavily restored. He now sports a WWI bolt-action rifle

Detail-2 Okolona Confederate Monument soldier (armed with a WWI bolt-action rifle!) looks over the Mississippi plains

(9-2012) Enlarge The right of way of the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Okolona. The tracks were lined with sheds and cribs holding cotton and corn during in 1864

     

(9-2012) Enlarge The Gilliam-Carouthers House (1896). A Presbyterian Church stood on this lot during the Civil War. The church was used as a hospital during the Battle of Okolona. The stained glass windows in this home were original to the Presbyterian Church and there are still soldiers buried in the backyard of this home

 

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