This was a patch of grass with a monument next to a large strip mall. I can't believe we took the time to go.
This is a prime example of why Civil War battleground sites need protection. We passed the site twice before realizing that small patch was it in its entirety. I'm glad we didn't come here just for this battle"field".
I was absolutely shocked at how underwhelming this site is. A grass field with a civil war cannon and a plaque. That's it. My backyard is bigger - and quite frankly, more interesting. You can simply drive by this place.
This is a small battlefield, but you still should visit. Your visit won't take long, but if you're into the Civil War at all this is a must see!
What is listed is Park Service Headquarters. This park is in Tupelo on the southside of West Main street at Memorial Drive and Lumpkin Ave. Maybe a mile or so East of the Trace Parkway. Be advised the parking is VERY limited. Perhaps 3 or 4 spaces on Memorial Drive. The park is about an acre of turf with a... More
This is a nice place to learn about one of the Civil War battles. It is right in the middle of town, so you have to watch closely or you will miss it.
Tupelo National Battlefield is only one acre but is present to interpret the battle for Tupelo. It is admininstered by the National Park Service with no park service presence on the site. The Nathez Trace Parkway visitors center in Tupelo has interpretive material. Tupelo is a small area but also let's you know how the hallowed grounds from the Civil... More
There is basically a monument to honor those who fought in this battle. Parking is limited to 2 or 3 cars on the side of the street. It will only take about 5 minutes to view. If you want to stamp your Passbook, you will need to go to the Tupelo Visitor Center on Natchez Trace Parkway
Rather than preserve the battlesite, Tupelo has built up commercial sites all around this small site. Do not waste your time going to Tupelo for Civil War History
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