Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
An Act to Establish and to Protect National Cemeteries.
Approved February 22, 1867.
And be it further enacted, That any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure, or remove any monument, gravestone, or other structure, or shall willfully destroy, cut, break, injure, or remove any tree, shrub, or plant within the limits of any of said National Cemeteries shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any District or Circuit Court of the United States within any State or District where any of said National Cemeteries are situated, shall be liable to a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment of not less than fifteen nor more than sixty days, according to the nature and aggravation of the offense. And the Superintendent in charge of any National Cemetery is hereby authorized to arrest forthwith any person engaged in committing or Judge of any District or Circuit Court of the United States, within any State or District where any of said Cemeteries are situated, for the purpose of holding said person to answer for said misdemeanor, and then and there make complaint in due form.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1867.
Location. 34° 55.517′ N, 88° 30.608′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Johns Street and Horton Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Corinth National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1551 Horton Street, 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 Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Corinth Contraband Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.8 miles away); Corinth Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Contraband Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Corinth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alcorn County War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the Corinth House Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
Also see . . . Corininth National Cemetery. National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Submitted on September 28, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.