Memorial Monument Dedicated to the 114th Illinois Infantry

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Memorial Monument Dedicated to the 114th Illinois Infantry

June 8, 2019 - Saturday, June 8th 2019 - 10 a.m. - CR 833, at intersection of Hwy 833 and State Road 370

In commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and in honor of the 114th Illinois Infantry, a memorial monument will be erected on the battlefield Saturday, June 8. This will be the first monument erected to honor Union soldiers at the battlefield.

A ceremony and historical program will pay tribute to the members of the 114th Regiment who served, suffered, or died on June 10, 1864. This will include unveiling the marker.

The monument is totally funded by the members of the 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry Reactivated. The main effort of the group is to honor the 50th anniversary of the reactivation.

The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at the site where Gem. Samuel Sturgis Expeditionary Force, 1st Division, 1st Brigade, Lt. Col. John F. King commanding, engaged Confederate forces. It is located on CR 833, just past the Bethany Presbyterian Church which is located at the intersection of Highway 833 and State Road 370.

Living historians and reenactors, both Union and Confederate, will set up camp following the ceremony and demonstrate many aspects of a soldier’s military life in the 1860’s including artillery, infantry and cavalry, along with era music.

In addition to the ceremony and demonstrations at the battlefield, special recognition of the 114th will be included in the temporary exhibit area where panels will include biographies and photos of officers and enlisted men from the 114th.

18 officers and 397 enlisted men engaged in the battle on June 10. Two hundred sixty five were killed, wounded or missing.

For more information about this free event, please contact Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center at 662.365.3969 or bcr.edian@gmail.com