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cache type Battle of Tupelo cache size

by deltadawg
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 34° 15.324'   W 088° 44.224'
Tupelo,   Mississippi   38801
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Feb 2004
Waypoint (Landmark): N00E58
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Micro

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Comments:
i hid it at night, so night caching is permitted.

Maps are queued for generation.
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This was the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.

The battle, which raged over two hot July days in 1864, was among the bloodiest in the state. Coming after the Confederate victory at the Battle of Brices Crossroads, the Tupelo engagement pitted troops under Confederate Generals Stephen D. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest against Union troops under the command of General A.J. Smith. At stake was Smith's ability to keep Forrest's feared cavalry corps in north Mississippi and not allow him to go to east Tennessee and disrupt Union General William T. Sherman's "march to the sea" campaign in Georgia.

So important was Tupelo to Sherman that he ordered Smith in Memphis "to make up a force and go out to follow Forrest to the death, if it cost 10,000 lives and breaks the Treasury."

Although the blue clad troops claimed victory, insufficient supplies caused the Union army to retreat to Memphis, leaving the field to an army half its size.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

  • clue 
    pebgpu bs gerr

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I found it! 12 Dec 2004 by  Keymaker  (Finds: 13  Score: 44.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it
Good hide
Thanks for the cache

I found it! 20 Nov 2004 by  Eagle SR516  (Finds: 1  Score: 2)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just found this one walking around to suggest a new spot for another cache here. This one is within 15 ft. of where i was going to put one. SL THANK FOR THE CACHE

Note 29 Apr 2004 by  deltadawg  (Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

i checked on the cache, it was doing great but i changed the container as the other one sure didnt say navicache on it. i also citoed up 2 bags of trash.

I found it! 23 Feb 2004 by  Redleg1SG  (Finds: 1  Score: 2)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Been following the history of this running battle from West Point up. Stay Tuned. After my Tupelo Hatin' GPSr led me all over the park, I finally just went to several "where I woulda' hid it" places & found it. Loged it, photo-ed it & as I was puttin' it back, GPSr finally caught up. Oh Well! Thanx!! Red.

I found it! 22 Feb 2004 by  mapreader  (Finds: 1  Score: 2)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Found that sucker today...good hide,thanks~~~~~~~mapreader


 

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