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  Battle of Corinth - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Corinth, Battle of, engagement in the American Civil War (1861-1865), on October 3 and 4, 1862, in which the Confederate forces under generals...
Lepanto, Battle of, naval engagement fought on October 7, 1571, in the Gulf of Lepanto (now Gulf of Corinth) between an Ottoman fleet and that of...
Corinth (ancient), city of ancient Greece, near the southern extremity of the Isthmus of Corinth, southwest of the modern city of Corinth....
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 Cemeteries - Corinth National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials
Corinth flourished throughout the remainder of the1850s until the election of Abraham Lincoln, Mississippi’s secession and the beginning of the Civil War.
Corinth National Cemetery was established in 1866 as a central burial site for approximately 2,300 Union casualties of the Battle of Corinth and similar clashes in the surrounding area.
Corinth National Cemetery was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1991 as part of several sites associated with the Battle of Corinth; it was later listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
www.cem.va.gov /CEM/cems/nchp/corinth.asp   (1131 words)

  
 Corinth - Crystalinks
Corinth was also one of the nine Greek sponsor-cities to found the colony of Naukratis in Ancient Egypt.
After the end of the Peloponnesian War, Corinth and Thebes, which were former allies with Sparta in the Peloponnesian League, had grown dissatisfied with the hegemony of Sparta and started the Corinthian War against it, which further weakened the city-states of the Peloponnese.
Although he intended to pass through Corinth the second time before he visited Macedonia, circumstances were such, in the absence of Titus, that he went from Troas to Macedonia, and then likely passed into Corinth for a "second benefit" (2 Corinthians 1:15), and remained for three months, according to Acts 20:3.
www.crystalinks.com /corinth.html   (1106 words)

  
 CrossRoads Access, Inc. Corinth History
The battle of Corinth was bloody; it claimed hundreds of lives.
The history of the battle of Corinth is familiar; the story of the Corinth contraband camp is not.
For as Corinth had been born of the war, so, too, it was a casualty of the the war.
mlsandy.home.tsixroads.com /Corinth_MLSANDY/histcw6.html   (5614 words)

  
 djournal.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Corinth will roll out the red carpet today as a series of events begin to observe the community's 150th anniversary.
A Battle of Corinth re-enactment is planned for Oct. 1-2, 2005 and is expected to attract thousands of re-enactors from across the nation.
Corinth was still a fledgling community when the Civil War burrowed deep into the town's life and evolution.
www.djournal.com /pages/story.asp?ID=196069&pub=1&div=News   (521 words)

  
 Chapter XXIX. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
By the 1st of October it was fully apparent that Corinth was to be attacked with great force and determination, and that Van Dorn, Lovell, Price, Villepigue and Rust had joined their strength for this purpose.
The rebels massed in the north-west angle of the Memphis and Charleston and the Mobile and Ohio railroads, and were thus between the troops at Corinth and all possible reinforcements.
This battle was recognized by me as being a decided victory, though not so complete as I had hoped for, nor nearly so complete as I now think was within the easy grasp of the commanding officer at Corinth.
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 The Siege and Battle of Corinth: A New Kind of War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Siege and Battle of Corinth: A New Kind of War
The lesson is based on the Siege and Battle of Corinth, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Siege and Battle of Corinth has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/113corinth/113corinth.htm   (181 words)

  
 Corinth Battlefield, Shiloh Military Park
The city of Corinth, located in Mississippi near the border of Tennessee, was the junction of the Confederacy’s main north-south and east-west railroads and, as such, its control was key to control of the Confederacy’s movement of troops and supplies.
It is said that the Battle of Shiloh, 23 miles to the north, where General Johnston’s Confederate army surprised General Grant’s Union army in April 1862, was fought for control of the 22 square feet where the rail lines met.
The Corinth Unit could also contain other areas that the Secretary of the Interior determines to be suitable for inclusion, but only if they are already owned by a public entity or nonprofit organization and have been identified by the Siege and Battle of Corinth National Historic Landmark Study (January 8, 1991).
www.nps.gov /legal/testimony/106th/corinshi.htm   (1040 words)

  
 Battle of Corinth, 3-4 October 1862
The second and final battle of the attempted Confederate invasion of west Tennessee during the autumn of 1862 (American Civil War).
Van Dorn threw all of his reserves into the battle, but the streets of Corinth proved to be almost as effective an obstacle as the defences has, and the attack eventually ran out of steam.
From the Confederate retreat from Corinth, to the final surrender of Vicksburg on 4 July 1863, the initiative on the Mississippi belonged to Grant and the Union.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_corinth_1862.html   (415 words)

  
 MPB - TV - Mississippi Roads - (#2410) Corinth
We are in the Alcorn County town of Corinth.
This junction made Corinth a strategic prize during the Civil War and during the time between 1961 and 1965 over 300,000 solders and 200 generals occupied the city of Corinth.
The April 1862 battle of Shiloh resulted in the Confederates evacuating from Corinth but in October of the same year they attempted to retake the town in the Battle of Corinth.
www.etv.state.ms.us /television/series/ms-roads-contribute/2002-2003/2410-corinth.htm   (404 words)

  
 Whoosh!: THE BATTLE OF CORINTH (PART TWO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
After the Battle of Corinth, Xena's military career was apparently ended by a subordinate who was able to strike a deal with Athens.
Despite the fact that Athenian land forces were considerable and that Athens had the greatest Navy in the known world, the Council could not come to any kind of firm decision about what to do about the arrival of Xena and her forces on a line less than forty miles away.
Corinth did have some naval forces in the Corinthian Gulf, at the port of Aristonautes, but they were insignificant for two reasons, the harbor was very small, and the fastest way to get shipping into the Corinthian Gulf was to haul the ships overland via teams of oxen from Cenchraeae.
www.whoosh.org /issue2/powers2.html   (3850 words)

  
 Corinth, MS - Burnsland Photos
This view actually shows the rear of the Interpretive Center and the large field that is behind the center, which was the site of part of the Battle of Corinth.
Corinth was home to a "Contraband Camp" where former slaves lived after the Union army occupied Corinth.
The primary reason for the importance of Corinth during the war was its location.
www.burnsland.com /photos/corinth.shtml   (629 words)

  
 Whoosh!: The Battle Of Corinth (Part Three)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Since a land battle west of Thebes was possible, but not probable, I ordered my army to prepare for an invasion of the Peloponnese for the purpose of taking Corinth, which would close the noose around Athens.
It is twenty miles overland over rough terrain from the beach to Corinth, but Xena couldn't afford to leave her left flank exposed from the land while her forces gathered in front of Corinth.
The King of Corinth also realized that it would be impossible to reduce the number of troops assigned to the Navy because of the threat posed Athens against him.
whoosh.org /issue3/powers3.html   (2865 words)

  
 Civil War Battles
Campaign Corinth depicts the Mississippi front of the vast Confederate offensive in the Fall of 1862 that culminated in the battle of Corinth.
The two-day battle caught the Army of the Potomac in a vulnerable position astride the raging Chickahominy River.
Perhaps the most significant result of the battle was the wounding of Johnston and the elevation of Robert E. Lee to the command of the Army of Northern Virginia.
fly.hiwaay.net /~tiller/civilwarbattles.htm   (625 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (Civil War America): Books: Peter Cozzens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Cozzens' outstanding companion to his three books on the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga attends to the battles of Iuka and Corinth in September and October 1862, in which the Mississippi prong of the Confederacy's three-pronged autumn offensive was defeated.
Although those battles and their supporting operations have not received much historical coverage, they were hard fought and bloody in proportion to the numbers of troops engaged.
Cozzens' battle narratives are, as usual, superlative, and he does not slight logistics or the fact that heat and dysentery claimed nearly as many lives as bullets.
www.amazon.com /Darkest-Days-War-Battles-Corinth/dp/0807823201   (2472 words)

  
 Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
Since the siege of Corinth, in the spring, Union forces had erected various field fortifications, an inner and an intermediate line, to protect Corinth, an important railroad crossroads and transportation center.
Thus, the Battle of Corinth was not only a major battle that had a direct, observable impact on the outcome of the Vicksburg campaign, but it was also a decisive battle that had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, and final outcome of the Civil War.
A visitor center is under construction and would be the principal experience at Corinth as well as serving as a gateway to Shiloh.
www.nps.gov /vick/camptrail/sites/Mississippi-sites/Corinth,battleMS.htm   (615 words)

  
 Across Five Aprils: Chapter 7: Corinth
After the battle of Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing, the Confederate army withdrew to its base at Corinth, a strategic railroad center in northern Mississippi.
Although the Union army heard the rumbling of the railroad cars that carried the Confederate troops during the night to Tupelo, they were fooled into believing that Beauregard was receiving reinforcements by the fact that the Confederates gave a rousing cheer whenever an empty train arrived.
While the occupation of Corinth effectively disrupted the east-west track of the Confederacy connecting Charleston on the seacoast with Memphis on the Mississippi, Beauregard’s escape made it a hollow, and perhaps even a humiliating victory for General Halleck.
www.kenanderson.net /educate/html/corinth7.html   (168 words)

  
 Iowa Battle Flag Preservation - Gallery Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
During the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, (October 3 and 4, 1862) Color Sgt. Jacob Gower tucked the flagstaff of the regiment's national flag behind his belt buckle and marched into battle.
Following the battle, in which the 10th Iowa Infantry had 3 killed and 37 wounded, the regimental flag and Gower's belt were sent to the State Historical Society of Iowa for preservation.
This battle flag of the 31st Alabama Volunteer Infantry was styled after the First National Flag of the Confederate States of America.
www.iowaflags.org /gallery3.html   (1090 words)

  
 Corinth/Alcorn County, Mississippi
Built in 1857, the Curlee House is one of Corinth’s 16 National Historic Landmarks, as well as a Mississippi landmark.
Corinth has the largest number of intact Civil War Earthworks in the United States.
Battery Robinett was built by the Federal Army following the Siege of Corinth and was the site of fierce fighting during the Battle of Corinth on October 3 - 4, 1862.
www.corinth.net /oldsite/attractions.htm   (719 words)

  
 Iuka
Corinth II On 3-4 Oct. 62 Van Dorn as senior officer took command of the combined force numbering about 22,000 men, although his force was much smaller than that of Price.
Corinth is mainly on low, flat ground, along the Mobile and Ohio railway, and flanked by low, rolling ridges, except the cleared patches, covered with oaks and undergrowth for miles in all directions.
While General Halleck was advancing on Corinth, the Confederates had extended a line of light defensive works from the Memphis and Charleston road on the west, about two and a half miles from the town, all the way round by the north and east to the same railway east.
www.aotc.net /Iuka.htm   (11593 words)

  
 file:///Differences between the Siege and the Battle of Corinth
After the Siege of Corinth the South felt the loss of the control of the railroads and were humiliated by the devastating loss at Shiloh.
By evening, a large battle occurred as the troops came even closer to the town and the Confederate army took possession of the camp grounds of their enemy and chased them into the village.
This was the final attempt to hold Corinth and retain the use of the railroads, as a Southern possession, and it remained in the North's control for the rest of the Civil War.
ww2.dixie-net.com /nemma/c3.htm   (519 words)

  
 Campaign for Corinth
At Corinth, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad crossed the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, creating a crucial nexus for the transport of supplies, material, and men throughout the western Confederacy.
The campaign for Corinth reached a crescendo in one the Civil War's most violent and bloody assaults, setting the stage for Grant's Vicksburg campaign and ultimately deciding the fate of the Confederacy in the Mississippi Valley.
Captured after a siege by Federal General Henry Halleck, Corinth became a target of Southern efforts to drive back the Union, and when the bloody campaign for Corinth reached its height, it paved the way for Grant's Vicksburg campaign and the ultimate fate of the Confederacy in the Mississippi Valley.
www.tamu.edu /upress/BOOKS/2006/dossman.htm   (943 words)

  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT, Project by JJP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
At the Council at Corinth, Philip imposed his politic system to the Greek states (with exception of Sparta); Philip gave freedom and autonomy to all the political parties in each state, establishing an administrative system that would be stable and loyal to him.
Consolidation of Kingdom & European Campaigns He then marched south, stabilized Thessaly, and at an assembly of the Greek League at Corinth was appointed the strategos autocrator (the supreme commander) of all Greeks for the expected invasion of Persian Empire, previously planned and initiated by Philip.
The Battle of Issus Intelligence on both sides was imprecise, and the two armies had infact been advancing randomly.
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Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to present the Department of the Interior's views on H.R. 2249, to establish the Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park in the vicinity of Corinth, Mississippi, and in the State of Tennessee.
In addition, by linking Corinth and Shiloh Battlefield for interpretive as well as management purposes, the National Park Service would be able to tell a broader story of the Civil War's causes and impacts on civilian life, expanding beyond the battle tactics that are interpreted so well at Shiloh Battlefield.
H.R. 2249 would also authorize a study of land in and around the city of Corinth and nearby areas in Tennessee that have a relationship to the Siege and Battle of Corinth in 1862 to determine whether additional lands, beyond those included in the unit by this bill, are appropriate for inclusion in the unit.
www.doi.gov /ocl/2000/hr2249.htm   (1092 words)

  
 The Battle of Corinth
Presently two lines were formed, one at right angles to the other—the one destined with its reserves to sweep over the railroad, through the abattis into the village—the other with its reserves to attack battery "Robinett," which was the key to the whole position.
It once taken and held, Corinth was undeniably in rebel possession.
Batteries of light artillery played upon their front and left incessantly; their colors were thrice shot away; but they came still onward, nor halted until they reached the public square, and formed in line of battle directly in front of
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/civil-war/1862/november/battle-corinth.htm   (4399 words)

  
 Bailey and Robert Williams, Corinth, Mississippi Real Estate
The city of Corinth was one of the most sought-after prizes of the Civil War because of its strategic railroad junction.
Now Corinth is one of the most enjoyable hometowns in the South.
Remnants of the Battle of Corinth are scattered throughout the area, and the town's rich history can be seen in the local architecture, battlesites and museums.
www.corinthrealestate.com /corinth.htm   (505 words)

  
 Corinth Mississippi Real Estate
Corinth, at the junction of the Memphis and Charleston and the Mobile and Ohio railroads, was recognized for its strategic importance by Confederate and Union Commanders.
The result of the Confederate strike was the Battle of Shiloh where 44,000 Confederate troops and 65,000 Union troops met on an isolated field of battle.
The Battle of Corinth was the bloodiest in Mississippi and opened the way for Grant's campaign against Vicksburg.
www.relocate-america.com /states/MS/cities/Corinth.htm   (433 words)

  
 AAA Southern Traveler - Corinth, MS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The second, Corinth, was as crucial in the 1860s for its railway crossing as Vicksburg’s position along the Mississippi River.
Afterwards Corinth became a hospital town, headquarters for Confederates and Federals as control of the town shifted, a contraband camp for freed slaves and the site of its own bloody battle.
In one of two theaters, the Battle of Shiloh is re-created in constantly changing images across seven screens, thanks to the participation of re-enactors from the Shiloh Battlefield anniversary encampment in 2004.
www.ouraaa.com /traveler/0505/tank_s.html   (1051 words)

  
 In Search of History - The Battle of Booneville
From the information he has found, it is apparent the "Battle of Booneville" was a full fledged battle in every sense of the word, he said.
The Capture of Booneville was May 30, 1862 and the Battle of Booneville was July 1, 1862.
The Battle of Corinth was Oct. 3-4, 1862.
www.virrob.home.dixie-net.com /battle.htm   (2725 words)

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