June 10, 1864: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads

With Sherman engaged in the Atlanta Campaign, Union forces were sent to hold Forrest in north Mississippi and keep Confederate cavalry from raiding Sherman’s supply lines in Georgia. One of the resulting expeditions, under Samuel Sturgis, was routed at Brice’s Crossroads by Forrest’s men.

Image:  Uniform coat worn by Colonel Frank A. Montgomery who served in Forrest’s Cavalry.

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