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

Oak Home

A look at Civil War Corinth

 

—through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —

 
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By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
1. Oak Home Marker
Inscription. Judge W.H. Kilpatrick of Corinth had Oak Home built in 1857 by Tom Chesney, a local house designer and builder. Mr. M.S. Miller, a civil engineer working in Corinth shortly before the war, made this sketch in 1860, the only known Civil War vintage picture of Oak Home. Miller notes that a wood fence surrounded the whole block and that the "fine house" was straw-colored with a yellow door bordered by sidelights.

Gen. Leonidas Polk, C.S.A. occupied Oak Home in 1862 until the siege of Corinth ended in May.

Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.262′ N, 88° 31.162′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on N. Fillmore Street (Mississippi Route 145) south of Gloster Street, on the right when traveling north. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Oak Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Fillmore Street Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ft. Robinette (about
Oak Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
2. Oak Home Marker
300 feet away); Johnston's Headquarters (about 300 feet away); Site of Rose Cottage (about 300 feet away); The Curlee House (about 500 feet away); Generals' Headquarters (about 500 feet away); Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Oak Home image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
3. Oak Home
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By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
4. Oak Home
Leonidas Polk image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
5. Leonidas Polk
Courtesy Library of Congress
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By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
6. Oak Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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