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Retreat From Battery F

 
 
Retreat From Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
1. Retreat From Battery F Marker
Inscription. This 5-gun Union battery stood between the attacking Confederates and Corinth's inner defenses. As the Battle of Corinth progressed, Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. Dabney H. Maury's division crossed the railroad and attacked from the north; Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell's division swung around to the south and flanked the battery. Faced with this indefensible position the Federals abandoned Battery F and withdrew to Corinth's inner defensive works.

Caption:
Upon occupying Corinth, the Federals had strengthened its outer defenses by building six artillery redoubts (Batteries A-F) to protect the town´s southern and western approaches. Battery F, is a typical Civil War fortification built to protect artillery. Supported by Union infantry, it presented a formidable obstace to the Confederate infantry.
 
Location. 34° 56.875′ N, 88° 33.139′ 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. Battle of Corinth Battery F (a few steps from this marker); Battery F
Retreat From Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
2. Retreat From Battery F Marker
(a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); 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
 
Retreat From Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
3. Retreat From Battery F Marker
Retreat From Battery F Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
4. Retreat From Battery F Marker
Marker is distance (yellow arrow). Trail leading up to Battery F (red dashes).
Inside Battery F image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 30, 2008
5. Inside Battery F
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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