Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Site of the Corinth House Hotel
In the exciting months before Corinth fell to the Union Army in 1862, townsfolk and Confederate soldiers crowded its hotels, attending dances, parties and other social events. Shortly before the Battle of Shiloh Mr. and Mrs. Pannell, owners of the Corinth House during the war, hosted a grand Confederate Ball attended by General Beauregard and other senior Confederate officers. It is said that champagne flowed freely on that occasion, served from a small supply the Pannells had carefully saved for a special event.
After the Battle of Shiloh, Corinth House became a hospital. Here famed Confederate nurse Ella King Newsom treated wounded Southern soldiers.
Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a personal friend of the Pannells, often visited this landmark hotel in the early months of the war.
Erected by Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
Topics. This historical marker War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 34° 56.056′ N, 88° 31.255′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fillmore Street and Cruise Street on North Fillmore Street. Within walking distance of Corinth marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Tishomingo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); View Toward Batteries Robinett and Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Trailhead Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Decision at the Crossroads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1942 American LaFrance Fire Engine (about 300 feet away); "A beehive of activity..." (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named "Decision at the Crossroads" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
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