Battle of Okolona, The: Defending the Mississippi Prairie by Brandon H. Beck

By Brandon H. Beck

In February 1864, common William Sooy Smith led a strength of over seven thousand cavalry on a raid into the Mississippi Prairie, bringing fireplace and destruction to at least one of the only a few breadbaskets last within the Confederacy. Smith�s raid used to be a part of common William T. Sherman�s crusade to march throughout Mississippi from Vicksburg to damage the railroad junction at Meridian. either Smith and Sherman meant to burn every little thing of their course which could reduction within the Southern warfare attempt. It used to be a harbinger of items to come back in Georgia, South Carolina and the Shenandoah Valley. yet neither reckoned with normal Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest�s small accomplice cavalry strength defeated Smith in a operating conflict that stretched from West aspect to Okolona and past. Forrest�s victory avoided Smith from becoming a member of Sherman and kept the Prairie from overall destruction. sign up for Civil battle historian Brandon Beck as he narrates this interesting tale, with all of the realities and colour of cavalry war within the Deep South. additionally integrated is a quick guided travel of the extant websites, preserved for destiny generations by way of the chums of the conflict of Okolona, Inc.

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