Battle of Iuka  September 19, 1862                   

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The Battle of Farmington and the Battle of Iuka are Joining Forced to Create a Truly Spectacular Event. Join us on the Iuka field September 19-20, 2014 for the 152nd Re-enactment.

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Make plans now to attend the 152nd Battle of Iuka Re-enactment. The town of Iuka was only four years old when the Civil War began. On September 19, 1862, combined forces of both sides numbered about 6,000 men and the fight lasted about two hours. However, in that short space of time, each side had lost, in killed or wounded, every third man, making a total of 2,000 casualties.

Although many areas of the battlefield are now covered with concrete, the story of the battle resonates daily throughout the community as Tishomingo Countians and visitors alike explore the history of the battle through interpretive historic markers. Be sure to visit the Civil War Interpretative Room at the Old Courthouse Museum and view the extensive resources of history in our research library.

We are located at:

203 East Quitman Street
Iuka, MS  38852
Phone: (662) 423-3500

Hours

We are open Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May - August)

The mission of the Iuka Battlefield Commission, Inc., is twofold. The Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the property on which the Battle of Iuka was fought. In addition, it is committed to the promotion of educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the battle's history and the deep-seated conflicts that sparked it.

Donations

All contributions are tax deductible and will go towards preservation and historical projects of the Iuka Battlefield Commission.

View and print donation form.

General Information Contact

Harold Lomenick (662) 423-1231 

Dale Fortenberry (662) 603-2148

 

Resources - Web sites

Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society - www.tishomingohistory.com
Civil War Preservation Trust - www.civilwar.org
Mississippi Civil War Sesquicentennial - www.mscivilwar150.com
Wikipedia: Battle of Iuka - www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Iuka
Harper's Weekly: Battle of Iuka - www.sonsofthesouth.net
Identifies the Confederate dead buried at the mass grave in Iuka - www.alabama37th.com/iuka.htm

Resources - Books

Rosecrans Meets Price: The Battle of Iuka, Mississippi
by Ben Earl Kitchens, M.D.

The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth
by Peter Cozzens

Grant Rises in the West: From Iuka to Vicksburg, 1862-1863
by Kenneth Powers Williams, Brooks D. Simpson

 

Updated 03/10/2014 06:08:32 AM -0600