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(March 2012) Enlarge   Detail Battle of Coffeeville marker erected in 2009
 
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1. Battle of Coffeeville by Don Sides

(March 2002) Enlarge Battle of Coffeeville site (Kentucky battery position). The view is looking toward Coffeeville in the distant background
  
360 Panorama of the Kentucky battery site

      

(March 2002) Enlarge Battle of Coffeeville site (Baldwin's brigade campsite)
  
Panorama of this area

(March 2002) Enlarge Battle of Coffeeville site (Brow of the Rise). View looking south toward the Confederate line. Narrative from Don's Sides Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign Website: This is the view the Union soldiers had approaching Coffeeville. Little did the Federal cavalry realize the Confederate infantry lay in wait in the woods from the far left foreground, to far past the right of this image.  If you were a Federal soldier at this spot at 2 pm on December 5, 1862, there would have been thousands of Confederates with loaded muskets, waiting silently.  When the Union soldiers wrote of meeting “an overwhelming force” it is easy to imagine how it must have felt to have looked over this broad field and seen thousands of Rebel infantry and cavalry charging.  The terrain looks much the same today as it did then
 
Panorama of this area

      

(March 2002) Enlarge Battle of Coffeeville site (Rear of the Confederate line). Looking north from the center of the line, toward the Brow of the Rise
  
Panorama of this area

 

(March 2002) Enlarge Battle of Coffeeville site (Trace of the Water Valley/Coffeeville Road). This section of the road trace is between the Confederate line and the Brow of the Rise. The view is looking south

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