Corinth, MS I

Date(s): October 3-4, 1862

Location: Please click on link below for map.

Corinth, Mississippi, United States

Campaign(s): Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers [1862]

Battles in Campaign:

Situation:

Commanders:

  • Union: Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck

  • Confederate: Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard

Principal Forces:

  • Union: Department of the Mississippi

  • Confederate: Department No. 2

Description:

  • Following the Union victory at Shiloh, the Union armies under Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck advanced on the vital rail center of Corinth.

  • By May 25, 1862, after moving 5 miles in 3 weeks, Halleck was in position to lay siege to the town.

  • The preliminary bombardment began, and Union forces maneuvered for position.

  • On the evening of May 29-30, Confederate commander Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard evacuated Corinth, withdrawing to Tupelo.

  • The Federals had consolidated their position in northern Mississippi.

Classification1: B

Casualties2: Unknown

  • Union:

  • Confederate:

Results: Union Victory

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Lodging and Restaurants: Mississippi Tourism

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1 Classification:

  • A - having a decisive influence on a campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war

  • B - having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign

  • C - having observable influence on the outcome of a campaign

  • D - having a limited influence on the outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important local objectives

2 Casualties are someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.


 

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