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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Corinth, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Alcorn County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Alcorn County, MS (63) Prentiss County, MS (12) Tippah County, MS (15) Tishomingo County, MS (28) Hardeman County, TN (19) Hardin County, TN (613) McNairy County, TN (36)  AlcornCounty(63) Alcorn County (63)  PrentissCounty(12) Prentiss County (12)  TippahCounty(15) Tippah County (15)  TishomingoCounty(28) Tishomingo County (28)  HardemanCountyTennessee(19) Hardeman County (19)  HardinCounty(613) Hardin County (613)  McNairyCounty(36) McNairy County (36)
Corinth is the county seat for Alcorn County
Corinth is in Alcorn County
      Alcorn County (63)  
ADJACENT TO ALCORN COUNTY
      Prentiss County (12)  
      Tippah County (15)  
      Tishomingo County (28)  
      Hardeman County, Tennessee (19)  
      Hardin County, Tennessee (613)  
      McNairy County, Tennessee (36)  
 
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1Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — "A beehive of activity..."A look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
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, . . . Map (db m51752) HM
2Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — "Decision at the Crossroads"Corinth: October 4, 1862
On the morning of October 4, 1862, nearly 20,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn launched a massive assault on Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans' 20,000 Federal soldiers defending the interior line of Corinth's entrenchments. Attacking from . . . Map (db m63296) HM
3Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — “A fearful hand-to-hand fight
“A fearful hand-to-hand fight was raging in the heart of the town – around the railroad depot, the Tishomingo Hotel, the Corinth House, and even in the yard around the headquarters of General Rosecrans, the old Duncan . . . Map (db m155254) HM
4Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — “All of our trains are ordered to Corinth…”- R.B. Lewis, Superintendent, New Orleans, Jackson, & Great Northern Railroad, March 1862
The famous long distance railroads intersecting in Corinth in 1862 formed two links in a shaky network of rails crisscrossing Mississippi and her neighboring states. This network proved critical when General Albert Sidney Johnston began . . . Map (db m155252) HM
5Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — “I was in the battle of Shiloh
“I was in the battle of Shiloh from the opening gun to the close; and while I was very young, the impressions made on my mind are vivid and lasting.” Here in his boyhood home Thomas Dudley Duncan penned the story of those . . . Map (db m155251) HM
6Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — 1942 American LaFrance Fire Engine
The firefighting apparatus displayed is a 1924 American LaFrance Type 75 triple combination pumper, chemical tank and hose car. Manufactured by the American LaFrance Company of Elmira, New York, it was delivered to the Corinth Fire Department by . . . Map (db m183952) HM
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7Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Alcorn County War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all those from Alcorn Co. who gave their lives in service of our country ARMY - MARINES - NAVY - AIR FORCE World War I Perry A. Johns John O. Power Roy D. Todd Oscar D. Wells World War II . . . Map (db m184612) WM
8Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — An Act to Establish and to Protect National Cemeteries.Approved February 22, 1867. — Section 3. —
And be it further enacted, That any person who shall willfully destroy, mutilate, deface, injure, or remove any monument, gravestone, or other structure, or shall willfully destroy, cut, break, injure, or remove any tree, shrub, or plant within . . . Map (db m89097) HM
9Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — At the Center of Siege, Battle, and Occupations,William Duncan’s Home Witnessed Much Civil War Action
William Lane Duncan moved his dry goods operation to Corinth in 1858. Already a local leader, the South Carolina native had twice won elections as Tishomingo County sheriff. To accommodate his growing family, Duncan built this house at the . . . Map (db m155261) HM
10Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Battery FBattle of Corinth
Only extant redan of six built in 1862 by U.S. troops as outer defense south and west of town. Taken on Oct. 3, 1862, by C.S. forces after fierce fighting. Battle resumed on Oct. 4, but C.S. troops forced to withdraw.Map (db m66613) HM
11Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Battle of Corinth - 1862
Site of Battery Williams. On Oct. 4 the cannonade from here devastated the Confederate troops attacking Battery Robinette. The advance failed, forcing Gen. Van Dorn to withdraw his forces.Map (db m50324) HM
12Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Battle of Corinth Battery F1st. Day, October 3, 1862
The South suffered a strategic disaster when Corinth and its railroads fell to Union forces on May 30, 1862. The destruction of the Union force garrisoned in Corinth and recapture of this rail center quickly became vital Confederate objectives. In . . . Map (db m66676) HM
13Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis HoggBattery Robinett
. . . Map (db m89039) HM
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14Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — C.S.A. Rifle Pit
S. 3/10 mi. to rear of school. Of unique circular design, about 50 ft. in diameter, this pit was one of series built in 1862 as second line of defence against U.S. troops advancing from Shiloh.Map (db m50318) HM
15Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Caboose #2994
The caboose was built in 1970 by the International Car Company of Kenton, Ohio. It operated on the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad until 1972 when the G,M & O merged with the Illinois Central Railroad forming the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. In . . . Map (db m107788) HM
16Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782 — 1932 —
Dedicated to the recipients' of this Nation's oldest military decoration "The Purple Heart" My stone is red for the blood they shed the medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . Map (db m184195) HM
17Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Contraband Camp
The Corinth Contraband Camp offered former slaves the first step toward self-sustainability and freedom through profitable farming. These men, women and children grew 300 acres of cotton and 400 acres of vegetables. All of the crops were sold, and . . . Map (db m153404) HM
18Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth
Began 1854 as Cross City. Proximity to Tennessee River and the railroads made it of great strategic value during Civil War. Battle of Corinth fought here, Oct. 3-4, 1862.Map (db m21305) HM
19Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth
Began 1854 as Cross City. Proximity to Tennessee River and the railroads made it of great strategic value during the Civil War. Battle of Corinth fought here, Oct. 3-4, 1862.Map (db m66533) HM
20Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth Confederate Memorial
In Memory of Confederate soldiers April - May 1862 who died from wounds or disease in the Siege of CorinthMap (db m37280) WM
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21Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth Confederate Monument
(front) Col. W.P. Rogers 2nd Texas Reg't. Killed at Ft. Robinette Oct. 4, 1862. As long as courage, manliness and patriotism exist, the name of Rogers will be honored among men. He fell in the front of battle in the . . . Map (db m89036) WM
22Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Corinth Panorama — 1862A look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers
This view of Corinth appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 21, 1862, not long after the Union army captured the town. Despite some inaccuracies, it depicts a scene familiar to many thousands of troops from both armies. . . . Map (db m51758) HM
23Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Decision at the Crossroads
On the morning of October 4, 1862, in an effort to retake Corinth's critical railroad junction, Confederate forces under Major General Earl Van Dorn launch a massive assault on Major General William Rosecrans's Union garrison. For a brief, . . . Map (db m183989) HM
24Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Farmington Baptist Church
Organized before 1848. Here in 1853 M.P. Lowery was ordained & in 1885 John Allen was dubbed "Private". Town destroyed in Civil War & abandoned because R.R. by-passed it.Map (db m155237) HM
25Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Fillmore Street Chapel
Corinth's oldest church bldg.; erected 1871 by Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the First church est. in Corinth. 1906~1976 served as Fillmore St. Pres. Ch. Now used as chapel by First United Methodist Church.Map (db m28472) HM
26Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — First Steps Toward Citizenship for a Newly Free People
On May 10, 1863, troops of the Corinth garrison stacked their arms and gathered near the Verandah House for a speech by U.S. Army Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. At its former location just around the corner, Duncan House would have been an ideal . . . Map (db m155259) HM
27Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Ft. Robinette
W. 1/2 mi. Now Confederate Park. Here, Oct. 5, 1862, during Battle of Corinth, occurred a C.S.A. charge as heedless of cost as those of Pickett at Gettysburg and Light Brigade at Balaclava.Map (db m66738) HM
28Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Generals' Headquarters
Built about 1857 for Hamilton Mask. Used in Civil War as Hq. of Generals Braxton Bragg, H.W. Halleck, and John B. Hood. Donated to Corinth in 1960 by S.H. Curlee family.Map (db m66558) HM
29Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Grant’s Headquarters
Site of hq. of Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant in June, 1862. In mid-July Grant removed to plantation home of F. E. Whitfield, Sr., about 1 mi. S. of Corinth.Map (db m21157) HM
30Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Henry Cemetery
Founded in 1879 by the Milton B. Henry family on land sold by the Chickasaws to the U.S. government in 1832. Henry purchased 160 acres in 1856. Robert Henry Young, an infant grandson of M.B. Henry, was the first person buried here. The Henry . . . Map (db m66591) HM
31Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Johnston's Headquarters
Site of hq. of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, April 1~4, 1862. After his death at Shiloh, April 6, body was brought here where it lay in state, April 7, 1862.Map (db m29280) HM
32Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Oak Home
Built in 1857 for Judge W.H. Kilpatrick. Used in Civil War as headquarters of General Leonidas Polk. Bought in 1866 by Mrs. Thomas Quincy Martin and occupied continuously by her descendants.Map (db m66557) HM
33Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Oak HomeA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
Judge W.H. Kilpatrick of Corinth had Oak Home built in 1857 by Tom Chesney, a local house designer and builder. Mr. M.S. Miller, a civil engineer working in Corinth shortly before the war, made this sketch in 1860, the only known Civil War vintage . . . Map (db m66700) HM
34Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Provost Marshal Headquarters
William H. Moss received a tavern license in 1857 for his new inn, the Moss House Hotel. After the Battle of Shiloh, the Moss House, like Corinth's other hotels and public buildings, was pressed into service as a hospital. When Union troops occupied . . . Map (db m183650) HM
35Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Raining death and destruction from afar…
This now deactivated artillery round was recovered from the western side of the October 1862 Corinth battlefield. Called spherical case, this hollow projectile contained a small bursting charge of gunpowder, surrounded by 450 balls, each of .69 . . . Map (db m155257) HM
36Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Retreat From Battery F
This 5-gun Union battery stood between the attacking Confederates and Corinth's inner defenses. As the Battle of Corinth progressed, Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. Dabney H. Maury's division crossed the railroad and attacked from the north; Maj. . . . Map (db m66689) HM
37Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of Rose CottageA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
Among Corinth’s countless stories of personal wartime tragedy is that of General Albert Sidney Johnston, Confederate Commander of the War in the West, who made his headquarters in Rose Cottage. After Johnston received a fatal wound at the Battle of . . . Map (db m29291) HM
38Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of the Corinth Contraband CampNovember 1862 - December 1863
(Main Plaque): Here a newly freed people took their unswerving first steps on the long road to full citizenship. (Side Plaque): "This is a great opportunity afforded your race. Will you improve it?" --Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General, . . . Map (db m182915) HM
39Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of the Corinth House Hotel
The Corinth House stood in the distance, facing the historic railroad crossing and the Tishomingo Hotel. This photograph shows it after the Union Army occupied Corinth. In the exciting months before Corinth fell to the Union Army in 1862, . . . Map (db m51757) HM
40Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of the Mitchell HouseA look at Civil War Corinth - — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
Corinth City Hall now occupies this site, but early in the war the Houston Mitchell family lived in this spacious home. A favorite house among the general officers who served in Corinth at various times, the Mitchell residence was used as . . . Map (db m88942) HM
41Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Site of the Provost Marshal's OfficeA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers. —
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 . . . Map (db m66739) HM
42Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Staff Officers
Confederate and Union armies occupied Corinth throughout the war and whether planning battles or attending to the details of garrison life, staff officers were a frequent presence in this home. Col. Thomas Jordan, Beauregard’s chief-of-staff and the . . . Map (db m155260) HM
43Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Strategic Importance of Corinth
With the outbreak of the Civil War, the NE Miss. Village of Corinth assumed a strategic value surpassing all but a few Southern cities. Here the South’s two longest railroads met. The junction of the Memphis and Charleston (the South’s only E-W . . . Map (db m155231) HM
44Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Texas Memorial
(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 . . . Map (db m42632) HM
45Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Big GunsCivil War Corinth
"The heavy artillery will be placed in best positions to command the roads and approaches from the quarter of the enemy." P.G.T. Beauregard, April, 1862. The important railroad junction at Corinth had to be protected. In the spring of 1862 . . . Map (db m153498) HM
46Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Curlee HouseA look at Civil War Corinth - — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
One of Corinth's founders, surveyor Hamilton Mask, built this Greek Revival home in 1857, pictured above as it appeared about 1862. It became known as the "Verandah House" because of its porches and served as headquarters for both Union and . . . Map (db m88943) HM
47Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Duncan House
Built in 1857 by William L. Duncan, the Duncan House was the headquarters of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard after the Battle of Shiloh. In June 1862, Union general William Rosecrans made the house his headquarters during the Battle of . . . Map (db m155235) HM
48Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Duncan HouseA look at Civil War Corinth — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers.
Built shortly before the Battle of Corinth by W.L. Duncan, this five-room frame house originally stood on Jackson Street, around the corner from here. Several remodelings give the house a newer look than is shown in the 19th century sketch above, . . . Map (db m155236) HM
49Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Historic Corinth Railroad Junction
The Historic Corinth Railroad Junction is, and always has been, 1500 feet south of this location. The rails here were used at the junction and replaced in the course of time. Here they serve as a reminder of the importance of the railroads to . . . Map (db m155250) HM
50Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — The Old Tishomingo HotelA look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
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 . . . Map (db m51753) HM
51Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Trailhead ParkStarting point to explore Corinth's Rich Civil War Heritage
In 1991, the Secretary of the Interior designated sixteen Civil War historic sites in and around Corinth, Mississippi, as the Siege and Battle of Corinth National Historic Landmark District. A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is officially . . . Map (db m183967) HM
52Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Union General Thomas Addresses the TroopsA look at Civil War Corinth - — through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers. —
This unusual Civil War photograph captures a news event as it is happening, rather than recording its aftermath. In the middle of the scene is a canvas topped speakers platform from which Union Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas is speaking to . . . Map (db m89030) HM
53Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Union Troops at CorinthA look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers —
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 . . . Map (db m51755) HM
54Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — View Toward Batteries Robinett and WilliamsA Look at Civil War Corinth — --through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers. —
Looking northwest in this view along the right-of-way of the Memphis & Charleston RR, you can see the earthworks of Battery Williams to the left of the tracks. Battery Robinett lies in the distance to the right. One of the many military tent camps . . . Map (db m29273) HM
55Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — War in a Railroad Town
For six months in 1862, the fight to control Corinth’s crucial railroad crossover made the young town second only to Richmond in military importance. Noting her location at the junction of the two longest railroads in the South, General Ulysses . . . Map (db m155253) HM
56Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — War in a Railroad Town
For six months in 1862, the fight to control Corinth’s crucial railroad crossover made the young town second only to Richmond in military importance. Noting her location at the junction of the two longest railroads in the South, General Ulysses . . . Map (db m183991) HM
57Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — Weaver Pants Factory
"The array of modern machinery, representing a vast outlay of capital, the little army of men and women - chiefly the latter - working together in concentration and harmony that denote superb administration, the high-ceilinged, . . . Map (db m183943) HM
58Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — William P. RogersBattery Robinett
(front) Rogers Erected by the Texas Div. United Daughters of the Confederacy the surviving members of the family, and admiring friends August 15, A.D. 1912. (back) William P. Rogers A native of Alabama . . . Map (db m89042) HM WM
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022