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  Tennessee (state) - MSN Encarta
Memphis is a large cotton and hardwood lumber market for the United States.
The city of Memphis proper, however, is the larger, with 671,929 people in 2004, while Nashville had 572,475.
Memphis is a major manufacturing, commercial, and transportation center, and the state’s chief port.
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  Memphis, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Memphis is on the Lower Chickasaw Bluff above the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Wolf River.
The Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the 42nd largest in the United States, has a 2000 population of 1,205,204, and includes the Tennessee counties of Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette, as well as the Mississippi counties of DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica, and the Arkansas county of Crittenden.
Carnival Memphis (formerly known as the Memphis Cotton Carnival), is a series of parties and festivities staged every year by the Carnival Memphis Association and its member krewes (similar to that of Mardi Gras) during the early summer.
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 Battle of Memphis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Battle of Memphis was a naval battle fought on the Mississippi River on June 6, 1862 during the American Civil War.
The battle lasted one and a half hours and was watched by the civilian population from the Chickasaw Bluffs.
The battle ended with Union commanders landing at the city docks and taking control of Memphis, giving the Union army a port for moving supplies down the river.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Battle_of_Memphis   (407 words)

  
 Memphis, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Memphis is the primary city of a metropolitan region including parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
The Memphis metopolitan area encompasses the counties of Fayette, Tipton, and Shelby in Tennessee, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, Tunica in Mississippi, and Crittenden in Arkansas.
Memphis' Division of Light, Gas and Water ("MLGW") is one of the largest municipal utitilites in the United States.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Memphis,_Tennessee   (1689 words)

  
 Memphis Civil War Sites
The first battle of Memphis was strictly a naval battle, fought after the fall of Island # 10 to the Federals in April 1862, when the Union fleet made it's way south to open up the Mississippi River to the Union.
Memphis, Tennessee, located on the mighty Mississippi River, between the cities of St. Louis and Vicksburg, is rich with history.
Forrest led the attack on Memphis during the 2nd Battle of Memphis, but was also responsible for founding the Klu Klux Klan after the war, the main point for most of the controversy.
www.cwbattlefields.com /battlefields/memphis.html   (640 words)

  
 American Civil War - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Braxton Bragg's second Confederate invasion of Kentucky was repulsed at the bloody Battle of Perryville and he was defeated by William S. Rosecrans at the Battle of Stones River in Tennessee.
The one clear Confederate victory in the West was the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee, near the Georgia border, where Bragg, reinforced by the corps of James Longstreet (from Lee's army in the east), defeated Rosecrans and forced him into a siege at Chattanooga.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, fought on May 13, 1865, in the far south of Texas, was the last land battle of the war and ended, ironically, with a Confederate victory.
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 American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the Battle of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Lincoln called for troops from all remaining states to recover the forts, resulting in the secession of four more states: Virginia (April 17, 1861), Arkansas (May 6, 1861), North Carolina (May 20, 1861), and Tennessee (June 8, 1861).
Braxton Bragg's second Confederate invasion of Kentucky was repulsed at the confused and bloody Battle of Perryville and he was narrowly defeated by William S. Rosecrans at the Battle of Stones River in Tennessee.
The one clear Confederate victory in the West was the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, near the Tennessee border, where Bragg, reinforced by the corps of James Longstreet (from Lee's army in the east), defeated Rosecrans despite the heroics of George Henry Thomas and forced him to retreat to Chattanooga, which Bragg then besieged.
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 Battle Summary: Memphis, TN
Thompson’s few troops, camped outside Memphis, and Montgomery’s fleet were the only force available to meet the Union naval threat to the city.
In the hour and a half battle, the Union boats sank or captured all but one of the Confederate vessels; General Van Dorn escaped.
Memphis, an important commercial and economic center on the Mississippi River, had fallen, opening another section of the Mississippi River to Union shipping.
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 Soul Of America - Memphis : Historical Context   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Memphis early economic infrastructure was based on its proximity to the Mississippi River.
In 1865 the Memphis Freedman's Bureau was established to assist in the transition from slavery to freedom.
Memphis of today has public schools that are improving, a solid economy and has become an exciting tourism destination.
www.soulofamerica.com /cityfldr/memphis1.html   (1079 words)

  
 Clarksdale Press Register
Battle was honored by the county with a reception at the courthouse on Dec. 30, 1999, where hundreds of Tunicans turned out to pay tribute to the legendary leader.
Battle and the board put Tunica County among the first in Mississippi to adopt the unit system of government.
Battle said in a feature story in The Tunica Times in Oct. 2002, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of gaming, that he approved gaming because he was "sick and tired of people saying that Tunica County is the poorest county in the nation."
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 Downtown Memphis: Center City Commission's Mission
The history of Downtown Memphis is a colorful and rocky one, involving the birth of a new type of music, a large role in the cotton industry, direct involvement in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as many economic ups and downs.
Memphis did not become an economic force right away, but two developments toward the middle of the century served to transform the city’s fortune.
The Memphis Center City Commission was formed in 1977 to direct the comprehensive redevelopment of Downtown Memphis and to serve as the official partnership between private business and government in the revitalization effort.
www.downtownmemphis.com /downtownmemphis/about_history.asp   (2148 words)

  
 Memphis Football Wins Battle Versus Army, 26-16 :: Idrees Bashir ran back an interception 100 yards to ice the victory ...
Memphis' Neil Suber was 20-of-31 for 187 yards and one touchdown.
A stingy Memphis defense, two big plays and penalties were the story of the first half.
Memphis scored on its first possession on a 62-yard TD run by Sugar Sanders, who left the game in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.
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 Friends For Our Riverfront - Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Heritage, the city's major historic preservation group, also is on record as opposing much of the plan.
Furthermore, the plan ignores the fact that the use of the promenade land was granted by the city's founding fathers to all of the citizens of Memphis in perpetuity, so long as none of it was used for private gain, although the title to the property remains in the hands of the founders' descendants.
The decrepit and inappropriate 20th Century artillery pieces should be replaced with 1860s-era cannons such as those employed in the Battle of Memphis, and interpretive signage should be provided to explain the tactics of the battle to visitors.
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 The Battle of Shiloh
At the height of the shouting, the forming of the troops, the spurring hither and thither of the aides, the fastening of belts and boxes, and the dressing of laggards, the enemy's advance with loud yells swept through the intervening forest and burst upon the camps.
For five hours the battle went on confusedly, the Union troops being forced slowly back to the Landing, the nature of the ground, rolling, wooded, and cleft by ravines, enabling them to protract their defence.
This battle was followed by a concentration of all the Union armies of the West, and an advance on Corinth, General Halleck taking command.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_III/battleof_ec.html   (4370 words)

  
 Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is the most "Deep South" of all Tennessee cities, founded on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River just a few miles upstream from the Tennessee-Mississippi border.
During the Civil War, it was held by the Confederacy until the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, after which it remained in Union hands.
After the war, the development of Memphis was retarded by repeated episodes of yellow fever, particularly an 1870 outbreak that cost many lives.
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It is on Lower Chickasaw Bluff above the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Wolf River.
Memphis International Airport is currently the world's busiest cargo airport in terms of tonnage.
Memphis' Division of Light, Gas and Water ("LGandW") is one of the largest municipal utitilites in the
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 Tennessee Civil War Battle Memphis American Civil War
The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore.
The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War, Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms.
The climax of these events was the little-known Battle of Perryville, in which a greatly inferior Southern force under Braxton Bragg managed a draw against Don Carlos Buell's Union army but also effectively terminated the Confederate invasion of Kentucky.
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 Anaconda - May, 1862
In the bloodiest battle of the river campaign to date, both sides lost most of their ships.
Memphis was held - the few shots that Conestoga cast into the town a minor danger that brought the war home to it's citizens.
Meanwhile, the hastily summoned salvage crews at Memphis went to work sorting the salvage from the debris.
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 About Shebly County and Memphis, TN
About Shebly County and Memphis, TN Today Memphis has one of the lowest costs of living of any major U.S. city, is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population, and offers some of the most advanced infrastructure for moving goods and information available anywhere in the world.
Memphis is in the middle of the Sun Belt.
Memphis is located in the southwest corner of Tennessee, with the Mississippi River and Arkansas to the west and the state of Mississippi to the south.
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 Battle Summary: Memphis, TN
Thompson’s few troops, camped outside Memphis, and Montgomery’s fleet were the only force available to meet the Union naval threat to the city.
In the hour and a half battle, the Union boats sank or captured all but one of the Confederate vessels; General Van Dorn escaped.
Memphis, an important commercial and economic center on the Mississippi River, had fallen, opening another section of the Mississippi River to Union shipping.
www2.cr.nps.gov /abpp/battles/tn004.htm   (320 words)

  
 Second Battle of Hickman's Bend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Though ordered to raid Memphis, the memory of the last raid kept Comoodoore Smith from comitting his forces against the city that was becoming known as the 'Gibraltar of Tennesee'.
In the center the battle develops with the Cairo moving to engage the Confederate Squadron.
Memphis Star was closing on the Union when her pilot house was blown off with a 30# shell.
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 Memphis gets a battle from Gaels
Mary's never sank to "just-glad-to-be-here'' mode in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden, but the Gaels were not equipped to go toe to toe with a potentially elite team either.
With 14:18 left in the half, Rodney Carney of Memphis pumped in a jump shot to push his team ahead, 15-14, and it never trailed again.
When Memphis shadowed Kickert, St. Mary's guard E.J. Rowland (9 points, 7 assists) began to penetrate more with scoring in mind.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/11/19/STMARY.TMP&type=printable   (639 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Memphis, TN
Nathan Bedford Forrest made a daring raid on Union-held Memphis, Tennessee, but it was not an attempt to capture the city, occupied by 6,000 Federal troops.
Striking northwestward for Memphis with 2,000 cavalry, Forrest lost about a quarter of his strength because of exhausted horses.
Although Forrest failed in Memphis, his raid influenced Union forces to return there, from northern Mississippi, and provide protection.
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 Books: Southern Living (Memphis Flyer . 05-29-00)
On a different front, the Memphis waterfront on June 6, 1862, to be exact, we do have reason to thank the meticulous fact-finding of Chester G. Hearn in Ellet's Brigade (LSU Press; 279 pp.; $34.95).
The river below Memphis, especially at Vicksburg and inlying areas, was the Ram Fleet's, and later the Mississippi Marine Brigade's, eventual undoing.
The full story behind what Hearn calls in his subtitle "The Strangest Outfit of All" is an extraordinarily focused one, one so chock-full of detail as to test the attention of even the hardiest Civil War buff.
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 Battle of Memphis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
After defeating the Confederates at the (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of Island Number Ten) Battle of Island Number Ten, the Union fleet was able to steam downriver to threaten Memphis.
The battle ended with Union commanders landing at the city docks and taking control of Memphis, giving the (The northern army during the American Civil War) Union army a port for moving supplies down the river.
In April, 1864 Confederate General (Click link for more info and facts about Nathan Bedford Forrest) Nathan Bedford Forrest led a nighttime (A highly mobile army unit) cavalry raid on his hometown of Memphis with the intent of freeing Confederate prisoners and capturing General Washburn, then encamped in Memphis.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_memphis.htm   (280 words)

  
 al.com: UAB Football
Memphis had 486 total yards in a 52-33 win over Houston the week before and coach Tommy West needs to determine what went wrong.
Memphis' defense is much better than it showed last weekend in the loss to ECU as the Pirates torched the Tigers for 205 rushing yards and another 268 yards through the air.
Memphis failed to force a turnover and just didn't have enough in the tank to come back from a 25-3 deficit in the fourth quarter.
www.al.com /uabfootball/spnet.ssf?/default.asp?c=advance&page=cfoot/scores/live/PV73415.htm   (1179 words)

  
 Memphis Karate - HOME
Moreover, Steve moved on to teach karate at Memphis State University where Chad (10 yrs old) often attended karate classes at MSU with college students.
Chad was determined with perseverance to turn a negative injury into a positive outcome while creating a life long love and career out of the martial arts.
In 1992, Memphis Karate Institute was rated # 1 in the Mid-South and 16th in the world Martial Arts school by The National Black Belt League from student accomplishments.
www.memphiskarate.tv /bio.htm   (874 words)

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