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Corinth Battlefield Unit

Stream of American History

Stream of American History

The Corinth Battlefield Unit contains 14 historic sites associated with the siege, battle and occupation of Corinth, MS, during the Civil War. Throughout the war, Confederate and Union troops built miles of earthworks to guard the approaches to Corinth from the north, south, east, and west. Several miles of rifle-pits, trenches, and artillery positions still exists. All of the historic sites, including the Davis Bridge Battlefield 18 miles northwest of Corinth near Pocahontas, TN, are accessible by automobile.

Located near the site of Battery Robinett, the Corinth Battlefield visitor center, the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day except December 25. Center exhibits include interactive displays and multimedia presentations on the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege and Battle of Corinth. The culminating interpretive feature is a commemorative courtyard where stone and flowing water chronicle the birth and growth of the United States, the accompanying rise of sectionalism, key events leading to the Civil War, and a symbolic representation of four years of war.

Corinth Contraband Camp

Did You Know?

Ambrose Bierce

Famous author Ambrose Bierce served in the 9th Indiana Infantry at Shiloh. His regiment arrived with Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, and saw heavy action on the second day of battle. The soldier-turned writer left a vivid account of his exploits in the battle.