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

Site of the Provost Marshal's Office

A look at Civil War Corinth

 

—through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers. —

 
Site of the Provost Marshal's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
1. Site of the Provost Marshal's Office Marker
Inscription. The Moss House, one of Corinth's popular hotels, stood across this intersection. When the Union army occupied Corinth in 1862, the Provost Marshal established headquarters in the building. Army officers who served as provost marshal had the responsibility for policing and maintaining order among both military and civilian occupants of the town.

The hotel served as a hospital after the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth. Unlike many of Corinth's buildings, the Moss House survived the war and was later known as the Pannell House, a city landmark for many years..

Corinth is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
 
Location. 34° 56.142′ N, 88° 31.213′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Fillmore Street (Route 145) and Foote Street, on the left when traveling north on N. 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. Grant’s Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corinth Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Site of the Mitchell House (about 400 feet away); Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops
Site of the Provost Marshal's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
2. Site of the Provost Marshal's Office Marker
(about 400 feet away); Johnston's Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Site of Rose Cottage (about 400 feet away); Generals' Headquarters (about 400 feet away); The Curlee House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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