Battle Detail

Corinth I

Other Name:
Union Penetration Up the Cumberland & Tennessee Ri
February-June 1862
Principal Commanders:
Major General Henry Halleck [US] Brigadier General Pierre Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
2000 total (US 1000; CS 1000;)
Following the Union victory at Shiloh, the Union armies under Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck advanced on the vital rail center of Corinth. By May 25, 1862, after moving 5 miles in 3 weeks, Halleck was in position to lay siege to the town. The preliminary bombardment began, and Union forces maneuvered for position. On the evening of May 29-30, Confederate commander Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard evacuated Corinth, withdrawing to Tupelo. The Federals had consolidated their position in northern Mississippi.
Union Victory
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