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

The Duncan House

 
 
The Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. The Duncan House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1857 by William L. Duncan, the Duncan House was the headquarters of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard after the Battle of Shiloh. In June 1862, Union general William Rosecrans made the house his headquarters during the Battle of Corinth. It was later occupied by Maj. Noel Howard of the 2nd Iowa Infantry and used as a telegraph office. After the war, Private Thomas Duncan, a Confederate soldier with the "Tishmingo Rangers", returned to his boyhood home and began writing his "Recollections" here.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 56.283′ N, 88° 31.263′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on Polk Street north of Bunch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 834 Polk St, Corinth MS 38834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Duncan House
The Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. The Duncan House Marker
(here, next to this marker); At the Center of Siege, Battle, and Occupations, (within shouting distance of this marker); Strategic Importance of Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); “I was in the battle of Shiloh (within shouting distance of this marker); “A fearful hand-to-hand fight (within shouting distance of this marker); “All of our trains are ordered to Corinth…” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Corinth Railroad Junction (within shouting distance of this marker); Staff Officers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Also see . . .  W.L. Duncan House. (Submitted on August 26, 2020.)
 
The Duncan House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. The Duncan House
The Duncan House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
4. The Duncan House
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, C.S.A.
Gen. William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
6. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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