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

Union Troops at Corinth

A look at Civil War Corinth

 

--through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers

 
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By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
1. Union Troops at Corinth Marker
Inscription. Not a "spit and polish" outfit, but tough and practical fighters. A Civil War photographer caught this group in a candid mode. Before the 1850s, the public's conception of battle formed mostly from romanticized drawings and paintings. Photography changed that image during the Crimean War and the American Civil War, with pictures showing things the way they really were. The photographer took this picture in the vicinity of the Tishomingo Hotel and railway station. A tent encampment can be seen beyond the loading platform along the railroad tracks.
 
Erected by Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
 
Location. 34° 56.05′ N, 88° 31.339′ 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. Corinth Panorama -- 1862 (a few steps from this marker); Caboose #2994 (within shouting distance of this marker); "A beehive of activity..." (within shouting distance of this marker); View Toward Batteries Robinett and Williams
Union Troops at Corinth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
2. Union Troops at Corinth Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Tishomingo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Corinth House Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Troops at Corinth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
3. Union Troops at Corinth 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 584 times since then and 48 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. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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