Memphis in "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek" (Location)

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Display Label: 
Memphis
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2324
Y: 
271
Description: 

Memphis, Tennessee - a major transportation center on the Mississippi River and the closest city to Yoknapatawpha - appears often in Faulkner's fictions. In this story, both Miss Rosa and Cousin Melisandre are originally from Memphis; Rosa's husband apparently owned a "supply house" there, and "used to trade" with Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a Memphis slave-dealer before the War (688). During the War the city was "taken" by Union forces on 6 June 1862 after a battle between gunboats on the river (667).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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