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

“A beehive of activity...”

A look at Civil War Corinth

 

—--through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —

 
"A beehive of Activity..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
1. "A beehive of Activity..." Marker
Inscription. Tents, army wagons and soldiers crowd the area around the railway depot and Tishomingo Hotel in this view. Over the course of the war it is estimated that about 300,000 troops served in Corinth or passed through this railroad junction. Civilians, including families of army officers, also came to Corinth. Some, such as nine-year-old Maude Morrow, daughter of a Union Army doctor, wrote of their experience. Maude described living in the old Tishomingo Hotel in 1862. "We...were given headquarter in Tishomingo Hotel. The old Tishomingo House! Can I ever forget it? We were given a large cheerless room in the second story. The floor was bare, the four large windows were without blind or curtain.... Across the railroad...was another encampment...night after night I have sat on the upper porch listening entranced to the regimental band, as it played Hail Columbia, Star Spangled Banner, Red, White, and Blue, Rally Round the Flag and America. Each night the band would play from dark to bedtime, and I could not be induced to leave my post until the last note had died away in the silence."
 
Erected by Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
 
Location. 34° 56.044′ N, 88° 31.313′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi
"A beehive of Activity..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
2. "A beehive of Activity..." Marker
, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fillmore Street and Cruise Street, on the right when traveling south on North Fillmore Street. Touch for map. Located at the Crossroads Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. View Toward Batteries Robinett and Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Tishomingo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Troops at Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth Panorama -- 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Corinth House Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Provost Marshal's Office (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Also see . . .  Corinth’s Civil War - Tishomingo Hotel. One part of a nine-part series of frequently overlooked sites in the Corinth vicinity, by the National Park Service. (Submitted on September 26, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
"A beehive of activity..." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
3. "A beehive of activity..." Marker
<i>Corinth, Miss. Railroad Depot & Tishomingo Hotel</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, 1862
4. Corinth, Miss. Railroad Depot & Tishomingo Hotel
This is the same photograph as depicted on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on September 26, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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