Civil War Driving Tour in Corinth, Mississippi
Corinth, Mississippi, has a rich Civil War history and proudly puts it on display with a 22 stop driving tour. Throughout this Corinth attraction, you will see various historical sites and fornications that played crucial roles in the outcome of the Civil War. Visit Corinth is here to detail the various stops of the tour and assist you in planning your trip to our area.
Stops along the TourWhen deciding which Corinth attractions you want to experience while you’re visiting from Tennessee, other areas of Mississippi, or elsewhere in the country and beyond, take a ride through history on the Civil War Driving Tour. The stops include:
- Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center: Opened in 2004, the 15,000-sq-ft facility features interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth.
- Battery F: One of the six outer batteries built by the Union army in a position to provide support fire, Battery F protected the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
- Site of the White House: This house acted as a hospital for wounded soldiers during the battle.
- Site of Battery Robinett: Battery Robinett was one of the earthen fortifications ordered constructed by Union General William Rosecrans.
- Site of Battery Powell: This fortification helped play a crucial role in the battle held there.
- The Railroad Crossing: Rail Crossing-Trailhead Park is a viewing area for the crossing of the historic Memphis Charleston and Mobile Ohio railroads during the Civil War.
- Site of the Mitchell House: Corinth City Hall now occupies this site, but early in the war, the Mitchell residence was used as headquarters for both Confederate and Union generals.
- The Verandah-Curlee House: Built in 1857, the house was used in the Civil War as headquarters for Gens. Braxton Bragg, H.W. Halleck, and John B. Hood.
- Duncan House: Throughout the war, Confederate and Union officers occupied and used the house. These included Confederate General Pierre G.T. Beauregard in 1862 and, later that year, Union General William Rosecrans.
- Oak Home: During the early years of the Civil War, Confederate General Leonidas Polk used the house as his headquarters.
- Site of Rose Cottage: This was the headquarters for General Albert Sidney Johnston, Confederate Commander of the War in the West.
- Fish Pond House: This house served as headquarters for multiple Confederate generals during the war.
- Corinth Contraband Camp: This location was intended to be a temporary city for runaway slaves, who escaped to Corinth seeking protection with the Union Army.
- National Cemetery: On the order of the Secretary of War on April 13, 1866, this became a final resting place is provided to honor those who died during the Civil War battles, which fought for control of the railroad in and around Corinth. This beautiful 20-acre cemetery is the resting place for 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Union soldiers.
- Union Siege Line, First: This was a pivotal site for the Siege of Corinth.
- Farmington Baptist Church: Between May 10 and May 22, 1862, the battle is known as “The Farmington Races” was fought here. Several Confederate soldiers are buried in the nearby cemetery.
- Union Siege Line: This was constructed by the division named Army of the Ohio.
- Driver House: Serving as a hospital site, this house was used as a drop-off spot for a number of wounded Confederate soldiers following the Battle of Shiloh.
- Union Earthworks: Here, union field fortifications can be found that were used for only one week in the war.
- Union Earthworks #2: This site is known as Harbor Road Earthworks.
- Union Earthworks #3: These earthworks are a watershed overlooking the Westside of Phillips Creek.
- The Beauregard Line: Spanning the east, south and, west perimeters of Corinth, the Beauregard Line is composed of seven miles of earthworks and rifle pits, making it one of the finest Civil War fortifications to be found.