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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
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.
All contributions are tax deductible and will go towards preservation and historical projects of the Iuka Battlefield Commission.
General Information Contact
Phone: (662) 423-1231 Harold Lomenick or
Tishomingo County Tourism 1-800-fun-here or
Re-Enactment Information Contact:
Barry or Ellen Ayers (662) 423-9011
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 10/08/2013 12:00:01 PM -0500