Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites
Siege and Battle of Corinth
Union field fortifications along Harper Road, north of Corinth
|Nearest city||Corinth, Mississippi|
|NRHP Reference #||91001050|
|Added to NRHP||May 6, 1991|
|Designated NHLD||May 6, 1991|
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.
It includes the following separate areas (with indication of available photos accompanying NRHP Registration):
- First Phase Battle of Corinth, 157 acres (0.64 km2), (photo #),
- Battery F (photo #), 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Battery Robinette (photo #), 20 acres (81,000 m2)
- Fish Pond House (photo #4), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Curlee House (photo #2), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2),
- Oak Home (photo #3), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Duncan House (photo #), less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Railroad Crossover, 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Confederate Earthworks between the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Purdy Road (photo #), 133 acres (0.54 km2)
- Harper Road Union Earthworks (photo #), 3 acres (12,000 m2)
- Confederate Rifle Pit, less than 1-acre (4,000 m2)
- Corinth National Cemetery (photo #), 16 acres (65,000 m2)
- Union Siege Line A: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Davies' Divisions, 105 acres (0.42 km2).
- 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)
- Union Siege Line: Army of the Mississippi (Paine's Division), 6 acres (24,000 m2)
- 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:
- Battle of Corinth, Confederate Assault Position on Shiloh Road (not separately listed above, probably included in one of the above, perhaps the Confederate Rifle Pit),
- Battery Williams, (not separately listed above, probably included in one of the above),
- Corinth National Cemetery, (listed above)
- Midtown Corinth Historic District (may include Duncan House listed above)
- Union Battery F, Battle of Corinth (listed above as Battery F)
- Veranda House (another name for Curlee House, listed above)
- Davis Bridge Battlefield, near Pocahantas, Tennessee, (listed above)
Corinth sites having NRHP registrations which may or may not be associated with the above are:
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
- 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 PDF (1.70 MB)
- Corinth Interpretative Center, a National Park Service site. Includes a map of the NHL Siege and Battle of Corinth Sites, but the map is poorly scanned.
- "The Siege and Battle of Corinth: A New Kind of War", a National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan