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Inquiry Question

Historical Context




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Locating the Site

Map 1: Major Railroads, 1860.[Map 1] with link to larger map

Questions for Map 1

1. Locate the town of Corinth and the two railroad lines that cross there. What cities do the railroads connect? How many other long railroad lines can you identify? How many of them are in the South?

2. What can you infer from this map about the importance of Corinth's railroads to the Confederacy?

3. What other railroad junctions can you identify in the South? How do you think they might compare with Corinth in importance?

4. What other methods of transportation can you think of that could be used to transport troops and supplies? What advantages and disadvantages would they have in comparison with the railroads?

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