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The Civil War in MississippiMajor Campaigns and Battles$
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Michael B. Ballard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738421

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.001.0001

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Tupelo (Harrisburg)

Tupelo (Harrisburg)

Forrest versus Lee

(p.220) 9 Tupelo (Harrisburg)
The Civil War in Mississippi

Michael B. Ballard

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the battle of Tupelo from July 14 to 15, 1864, and Nathan Bedford Forrest’s contentious relationship with Stephen D. Lee, who led the Tupelo campaign. Lee’s comments on the battle suggest that he blamed the outcome, as well as some of the battlefield errors, largely on Forrest’s refusal to take command.

Keywords:   battle, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Stephen D. Lee

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