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corinth is a town located near the intersection of US 45 and US 72 in northeast mississippi. corinth is the county seat of alcorn county mississippi. corinth has a very nice downtown historic district which is listed on the national register of historic places. of interest to the tourist is it's civil war sites. for those interested in civil war history corinth is a worth while place to visit when in northeast mississippi.

the most significant event in the history of corinth is the seige of corinth in april-may 1862 and the battle of corinth in october 1862. after the union victory at the battle of shiloh confederate general p. g. t. beauregard ordered his forces to withdraw to corinth mississippi. union general henry w. halleck advanced toward corinth to attack the confederates and to take the vital railroad transportation hub at corinth. halleck advanced very slowly toward corinth and the confederates were prepared for his attack. on april 29 th 1962 halleck began shelling corinth. on may 30 th halleck's army entered corinth only to find that the confederates were gone. confederate general earl van dorn had secretly withdrawn his forces to tupelo mississippi

the second battle of corinth was fought between october 3 rd and 4 th 1862. after the confederate withdrawl from corinth in may the union held this important transportion hub. corinth is located at the intersection of mobile-ohio and the memphis-charleston railroad lines which were important supply lines for both the union and the confederacy. union general william rosecrans was assigned to defend corinth and confederate general earl van dorn was ordered to retake the town. van dorn attacked corinth from his base at tupelo mississippi. after a two day battle the union held corinth and van dorn's army was forced to retreat to holly springs mississippi. the second battle of corinth was a decisive union victory.

  • Last visit to Corinth: May 2012
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