This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file, "Siege and Battle of Corinth" (with photographs); on Peter Cozzens, The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997); on Margaret Greene Rogers, Civil War Corinth, 1861-65 (Corinth, MS: Rankin Printery, 1989); and on material prepared for the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission. It was made possible by the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program. The lesson was written by Jenniffer Wamsley, education specialist at Shiloh National Military Park and elementary teacher in Corinth, and Gloria Cartwright, secondary social studies teacher with the Corinth City Schools. It was edited by Fay Metcalf, an education consultant living in Mesa, Arizona; by Kathleen Hunter, an education consultant living in Hartford, Connecticut; by Marilyn Harper, a National Park Service consultant; and by the Teaching with Historic Places staff. The lesson is one in a series that brings the important stories of historic places into classrooms across the country.
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Visiting the site
Remnants of the extensive earthworks and fortifications built by the Confederate and Union armies are scattered throughout the landscape surrounding Corinth. A Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, operated by the National Park Service as part of Shiloh National Military Park and located at the historic location of Battery Robinett on Linden Street, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed only on December 25th. For more information, contact the center at 662-287-9273. For further information on the center and on Civil War sites in Corinth and the surrounding communities in northeast Mississippi, contact Shiloh National Military Park, 1055 Pittsburg Landing Road, Shiloh, Tennessee 38376 (call 731-689-5696), or visit the park's website.
The Northeast Mississippi Museum, located one block west of Business Highway 45 at 45 North Fourth Street in Corinth, contains Civil War artifacts and historical images. Call the museum (662-287-3120) for open hours. Additional information can be obtained by writing the Northeast Mississippi Museum Association, P.O. Box 993, Corinth, MS 38834, or visit their website.