|Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect
on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.
Natchez National Historical Park
Throughout its history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity. This is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. From
the magnificent antebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African-American barber and diarist William Johnson, to
the French Fort Rosalie, this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity for hundreds of years.
Natchez Trace Parkway
The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through
Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road
through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.
Natchez TraceNational Scenic Trail
The Old Natchez Trace was a 500-mile footpath that ran through Choctaw and Chickasaw lands connecting Natchez, Mississippi, to
Nashville, Tennessee. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. Today there are four separate
trails totaling 65 miles and they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Tupelo National Battlefield
In June of 1864, Maj. Gen. William Sherman successfully kept Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry corps in Mississippi at the Battle
of Brices Cross Roads and away from the Federal supply line in Tennessee. To keep Forrest there in July, Sherman had to order another
Vicksburg National Military Park
The National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. The city's surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled
with the fall of Port Hudson, LA, split the South, giving undisputed control of the Mississippi River to the North. Over 1,330 monuments, a
restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery mark the 16-mile tour road.