Battlefield damaged by off-road vehicles

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BALDWYN – Officials at Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield near Baldwyn are asking for help in identifying the individuals responsible for damage to the battlefield area.

In a news release, residents along Highway 370, CR 833, CR 2848 and CR 503 were asked to report anything they knew about the people “who are responsible for desecrating and destroying property on hallowed ground.”

Off-road vehicles are being driven in a reckless manner on property where many men were killed during the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, the release said.

The 1500-acre site, which is under the jurisdiction of county and state governments and the U.S. Department of Interior, has been preserved and serves as an interpretive site for the battle fought in 1864. A 150th anniversary observance is planned in June.

Anyone who has information regarding those responsible should call the Interpretive Center at (662) 365-3969.