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In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi, the county seat of modern day Lee county. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee. Today, the National Park Service operates a small memorial to the battle.

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Updated Jun. 27, 2015

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