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

The Old Tishomingo Hotel

A look at Civil War Corinth

 

--through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers

 
The Old Tishomingo Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
1. The Old Tishomingo Hotel Marker
Inscription. Here, at the hub of activity in 1862, stood the Tishomingo Hotel. The railway station (hidden by the train) is at the crossing of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads. The Tishomingo was popular as an unofficial railway station and following the Battle of Shiloh it housed a Confederate hospital. Union forces occupying Corinth continued its use as a hospital.

Visible in this photograph, taken after the Confederates abandoned Corinth on May 29, 1862, is a small photographer's studio attached to the hotel on the left. In the distance, to the right, are Batteries Williams and Robinett (out of the picture). In January, 1865, the Tishomingo burned to the ground, destroyed by retreating Confederates.
 
Erected by Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
 
Location. 34° 56.04′ N, 88° 31.29′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, 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. 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
2. The Old Tishomingo Hotel Marker
"A beehive of activity..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Corinth House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Troops at Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth Panorama -- 1862 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862 (about 300 feet away); Corinth Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Old Tishomingo Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
3. The Old Tishomingo Hotel Marker
Corinth Depot image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
4. Corinth Depot
The Tishomingo Hotel, Corinth image. Click for full size.
By George Armstead, circa 1862
5. The Tishomingo Hotel, Corinth
Image courtesy of the Getty Museum. (Click on image to enlarge.)
 
 
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 715 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on September 26, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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