Sherman at Decatur

Hwy 15

A Mississippi Histiry Marker in Decatur, Mississippi

Photo 

Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn

Map 

Description 

Sherman at Decatur During the Meridian Expedition, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered the XVI corps to move east while he waited with one infantry regiment at Decatur Crossroads. As Sherman retired for the night, the regiment mistakenly left him unguarded. Seeing an isolated wagon train but unaware of Sherman's presence, Confererate cavalry suddenly attacked, and the house where Sherman was quartered was surrounded. Rescued by the timely return of the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, Sherman narrowly escaped capture.

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2011: Added by Jeff Lovorn

Sources 

  • Jeff Lovorn - jlovo [at] aol [dot] com