Tupelo National Battlefield
For many visitors, standing at the one-acre memorial site it is difficult to imagine more than 20,000 soldiers, Americans, clashing in battle here in Tupelo, Mississippi. Today, the monument is surrounded by the bustle you might expect along any main street in a small city of 35,000 people. Although the opportunity to preserve the battlefield in Tupelo has been long lost, visitors can learn about the scope and impact of this battle that resulted in more than 2,000 casualties. For the student of the battle, the modern urban streets of Tupelo serve as landmarks that lead you to places where hundreds of men made the ultimate sacrifice.