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

The Duncan House

A look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers.

 
 
The Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. The Duncan House Marker
Inscription.  Built shortly before the Battle of Corinth by W.L. Duncan, this five-room frame house originally stood on Jackson Street, around the corner from here. Several remodelings give the house a newer look than is shown in the 19th century sketch above, but the structure’s original form can still be recognized. The house is presently being restored.

Confederate General Pierre G.T. Beauregard headquartered here in 1862 until he moved to the Fish Pond House after the Battle of Shiloh. Union General William Rosecrans is thought to have occupied the dwelling for a time before taking command of the Army of the Cumberland.

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Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard, C.S.A.
Gen. William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 56.279′ N, 88° 31.265′ 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.
The Duncan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. The Duncan House Marker
A different marker also named The Duncan House (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
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
4. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, C.S.A.
Gen. William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. 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 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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