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

Texas Memorial

 
 
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
1. Texas Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
Texas remembers the valor and devotion of its sons which served at Corinth and its surrounding environs during the Western Campaign of 1862.

Here in the days following the retreat of Southern forces from the battlefield of Shiloh, two Confederate armies combined to defend the strategic railroad crossing at Corinth. Texans from 18 different units assisted in the defense until heavily outnumbered. The Confederates were compelled to abandon the city on the 30th of May.

In mid-Sept., the Confederate Army of the West under Major General Sterling Price maneuvered to prevent Union reenforcements from leaving the theater of operations. On Sept. 19 the Battle of Iuka was fought 23 miles southeast of Corinth. There, Texans of Louis Hebert's brigade made repeated charges on the Union forces. The fighting was inconclusive and Price was able to extricate his army and rendezvous with Major General Earl Van Dorn in Ripley (MS) to carry out a bold plan to drive the Union army from West Tennessee by first attacking their garrison at Corinth.

Here, the Battle of Corinth, fought on the 3rd and 4th of Oct., culminated in three charges against this site, led by Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas Infantry. The attacks failed and Rogers was killed. Texans from Brigadier General Charles Phifer's brigade
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
2. Texas Memorial
Placed at the site of Battery Robinett
advanced southeast beyond this point, briefly capturing the railroad crossroads at the heart of the city, before compelled to retire. Van Dorn's shattered army retreated west and on the following day, while attempting to cross the Hatchie River at Davis Bridge (TN), the Sons of Texas were again conspicuous in holding back attacking Union forces until a river crossing could be secured upstream.

Erected by the State of Texas 2010

(Back):
Texas units involved during the Corinth Campaign of April - October 1862

Siege of Corinth, MS
2nd Texas Infantry
6th Texas Infantry
9th Texas Infantry
Good's Battery
Teal's Battery
1st Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
3rd Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
6th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
9th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
10th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
11th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
14th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
15th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
16th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
17th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
27th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
32nd Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
Wharton's Texas Rangers

Battle of Iuka, MS
1st Texas Legion
3rd Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)

Battle of Corinth, MS
2nd Texas Infantry
3rd Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
6th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
9th Texas
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
3. Texas Memorial
The reverse side of the memorial. The William Rogers memorial is in the background.
Cavalry (Dismounted)

Battle of Davis Bridge, TN
1st Texas Legion
2nd Texas Infantry
6th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
9th Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)

Texas remembers and honors her sons. They sleep the sleep of the brave.
 
Erected 2010 by The State of Texas.
 
Location. 34° 56.279′ N, 88° 31.759′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on West Linden Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The memorial is on the grounds of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, which is a unit of Shiloh National Military Park. This site is administered by the National Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West Linden Street, Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William P. Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis Hogg (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corinth Panorama -- 1862 (approx. half a mile away); Union Troops at Corinth
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
4. Texas Memorial
A closer-in view of the top front of the memorial
(approx. half a mile away); "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862 (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Also see . . .  Related Markers. (Submitted on June 17, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Texas Civil War Monuments
This marker is one of 19 monuments placed by the State of Texas on battlefields across the nation, preserving the memories of the contributions made by the state’s military units during the Civil War.

In 1961 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee initiated this commemorative series of granite monuments by dedicating the first and largest of the original Centennial monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi. Over the next three years monuments were also placed in the towns of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Anthony, Texas (for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign) and at the following
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
5. Texas Memorial
A closeup of the Lone Star and Wreath Emblem
battlefields: Chickamauga, Georgia; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Mansfield, Louisiana; Antietam, Maryland; Bentonville, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, Tennessee; and The Wilderness, Virginia.

Starting in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission continued the work begun in 1961 by the Centennial Commission and the Historical Survey Committee by placing granite monuments at other Civil War battlefields. As of 2014, monuments have been placed at the battlefields of Galveston, Texas (1998); Raymond, Mississippi (2002); Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky (2008); Richmond, Kentucky (2009); Corinth, Mississippi (2010); Gaines Mill, Virginia(2012); and Second Manassas
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By Karl Stelly, May 4, 2011
6. Texas Memorial
This pulled-back view shows its location relative to the William Rogers memorial at Battery Robinett. West Linden Road is in the background.
, Virginia (2012).

The Texas Historical Commission plans to place a monument at the battlefield of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.

(Source: Texas Historical Commission, 2015)

NOTE: The links above will take you the HMdb record for the Texas Monument of that battle or campaign.
    — Submitted July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
7. Texas Memorial Marker
Marker in relation to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.
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By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
8. Texas Memorial Marker
Marker's location at Battery Robinett (yellow arrow)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,276 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   7, 8. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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