Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites

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Siege and Battle of Corinth
Harper Road field fortifications.jpg
Union field fortifications along Harper Road, north of Corinth
Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites is located in Mississippi
Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites
Nearest city Corinth, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°57′12″N 88°31′10″W / 34.95333°N 88.51944°W / 34.95333; -88.51944Coordinates: 34°57′12″N 88°31′10″W / 34.95333°N 88.51944°W / 34.95333; -88.51944
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 91001050
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 6, 1991[1]
Designated NHLD May 6, 1991[2]

Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites are a set of battleground areas in and around Corinth, Mississippi associated with the Siege of Corinth from April 29 to June 10, 1862, the Second Battle of Corinth from October 3 to October 4, 1862, and the lesser Battle of Hatchie's Bridge on October 5, 1862. These American Civil War battles ranged over Alcorn County, Mississippi and Hardeman County, Tennessee. Part or all of the landmarked area is included within Shiloh National Military Park.

The set of Corinth-related battleground areas was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 6, 1991.,[2][2][3]

The Oak Home, Leonidas Polk's midtown Corinth headquarters.

It includes the following separate areas (with indication of available photos accompanying NRHP Registration):[3]

  1. First Phase Battle of Corinth, 157 acres (0.64 km2), (photo #),
  2. Battery F (photo #), 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  3. Battery Robinette (photo #), 20 acres (81,000 m2)
  4. Fish Pond House (photo #4), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  5. Curlee House (photo #2), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2),
  6. Oak Home (photo #3), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  7. Duncan House (photo #), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  8. Railroad Crossover, 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  9. Confederate Earthworks between the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Purdy Road (photo #), 133 acres (0.54 km2)
  10. Harper Road Union Earthworks (photo #), 3 acres (12,000 m2)
  11. Confederate Rifle Pit, less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
  12. Corinth National Cemetery (photo #), 16 acres (65,000 m2)
  13. Union Siege Line A: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Davies' Divisions, 105 acres (0.42 km2).
  14. Union Siege Line B: Army of the Tennessee (Brig. Gen. Thomas McKean's and Brig. Gen. T.W. Sherman's Divisions); Army of the Ohio (Brig. Gen. T.J. Wood's and William Nelson's Divisions), 36.5 acres (148,000 m2)
  15. Union Siege Line: Army of the Mississippi (Paine's Division), 6 acres (24,000 m2)
  16. Davis Bridge (Battle of the Hatchie) October 5, 1862 (photo #15, #16), 5 acres (20,000 m2)

Sites having separate NRHP registrations which are likely to be included in the above are:

Corinth sites having NRHP registrations which may or may not be associated with the above are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b Paul Hawke, Cecil McKithan, Tom Hensley, Jack Elliott, and Edwin C. Bearss (January 8, 1991). National Register of Historic Places Registration: Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites. National Park Service.  and Accompanying 15 photos, from 19 90. PDF (1.70 MB)

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