Corinth National Cemetery

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Corinth National Cemetery
Corinth National Cemetery.jpg
Graves seen in the early 20th century
Corinth National Cemetery is located in Mississippi
Corinth National Cemetery
Location 1551 Horton St., Corinth, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°55′35″N 88°30′36″W / 34.92639°N 88.51000°W / 34.92639; -88.51000Coordinates: 34°55′35″N 88°30′36″W / 34.92639°N 88.51000°W / 34.92639; -88.51000
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1866
Architectural style Dutch colonial
Governing body United States Department of Veterans Affairs
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001352[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1996

Corinth National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Corinth, in Alcorn County, Mississippi. It encompasses 20 acres (8.1 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 7,137 interments. It is administered by the Little Rock National Cemetery.

History[edit]

Corinth National Cemetery was established in 1866 as a place to inter the Union casualties of the Second Battle of Corinth, and other battles in the region. By the late 1870s there were over 5,000 interments in the cemetery, nearly 4,000 of which were of unknown dead.

Corinth National Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Along with other sites, it was included in Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites, a National Historic Landmark designated in 1991

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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