Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Curlee House
A look at Civil War Corinth -
—through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
One of Corinth's founders, surveyor Hamilton Mask, built this Greek Revival home in 1857, pictured above as it appeared about 1862. It became known as the "Verandah House" because of its porches and served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate officers. William P. Curlee, whose name it now bears, bought the property in 1875. Except for minor changes, it appears today much as it did in 1862. You are invited to tour the house during its open hours.
During the war high-ranking officers customarily occupied private homes for use as dwellings and headquarters. The generals pictured above occupied the Curlee House at different times in 1862.
Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA
Gen. John B. Hood, CSA
Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA
Location. 34° 56.216′ N, 88° 31.242′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Childs Street, on the right when traveling south on Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Jackson Street, Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Generals' Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops (a few Site of the Mitchell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fillmore Street Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnston's Headquarters (about 300 feet away); Site of Rose Cottage (about 300 feet away); Oak Home (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Corinth.
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