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Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Corinth Battery F

1st. Day, October 3, 1862

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
1. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker
Inscription. The South suffered a strategic disaster when Corinth and its railroads fell to Union forces on May 30, 1862. The destruction of the Union force garrisoned in Corinth and recapture of this rail center quickly became vital Confederate objectives. In late September, 22,000 troops under Maj. Gens. Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price marched toward Corinth to accomplish this.

On the morning of October 3, the Confederates attacked from the northwest, driving in Union pickets and slowly pushing the stubbornly resisting Union infantry toward town. When darkness halted the fighting the Union troops had fallen back to the town's inner defense, within a few hundred yards of the railroad crossing. Soldiers of both armies lay exhausted from extreme heat, almost no drinking water, and violent battle.

Throughout the night, commanders of both sides redeployed forces to meet the decisive struggle that would begin in the morning.

Captions to battle map:
1. Divisions of Lovell, Maury and Hebert launch Confederate assault. Union troops under Hamilton, Davies and McKean delay the Confederate advance.
2. Battery F is abandoned to the advancing Confederates. Union forces continue their retreat toward Corinth.
3. By nightfall, Confederates reach outskirts of Corinth. Troops on both sides are redeployed for
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By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
2. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker Map
next morning´s battle.
 
Location. 34° 56.874′ N, 88° 33.148′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of Bitner Road and Scenic Lake Drive, on the right when traveling north on Bitner Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery F (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Retreat From Battery F (a few steps from this marker); Texas Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); William P. Rogers (approx. 1.5 miles away); Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis Hogg (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
3. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker
Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
4. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker
Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
5. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker
Marker in distance (yellow arrow)
Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
6. Battle of Corinth Battery F Marker
 
 
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