how the fate of a nation was shaped by the dramatic events that
unfolded in Corinth during 1862. Corinth, at the junction of the
Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads,
was recognized for its strategic importance by Confederate and
Union Commanders. Due to its significance, as many as 300,000
soldiers from the North and the South occupied Corinth from
April 6 - 7,1862, the Confederate army made a preemptive strike
north of Corinth to protect the city against Union troops being
amassed along the Tennessee River. The result of the Confederate
strike was the Battle of Shiloh where 44,000 Confederate troops
and 63,000 Union troops met on an isolated field of battle.
After their defeat at Shiloh, the Confederates withdrew to
Corinth and evacuated the city on May 29, 1862.
on October 3-5, 1862, the Confederate forces attempted to retake
the city of Corinth. The Battle of Corinth was the bloodiest in
Mississippi and opened the way for Grant’s campaign against
a city that forged its name in history with its spirit of fire
and its strength of steel. Visit unforgettable places of history
that survived one of America’s most turbulent
of the battles is scattered throughout the Corinth area. The
most unique relic of Corinth's past is its earthworks.
Corinth’s occupation by both armies, a system of
fortifications was built around Corinth. Today, these earthworks
remain the best preserved in the nation and are recognized as
National Historic landmarks.
the magnificence of Corinth, a place to explore the riches of
the past and the present.
historic Civil War sites, artifact-laden museums, nostalgic
downtown stores, scenic state parks and colorful festivals.
Corinth is a historic town you will always remember.
the 1940's and continuing through the 1960s Corinth gained a
reputation for being, the hide-away for several Chicago mob
affiliates and home to a notorious group from Alabama that
became known as the "STATE LINE MOB." Quickly being renamed "LITTLE CHICAGO",
Corinth’s nightlife became one filled with many "questionable" activities. In 1964, Bufford
Pusser pinned on the badge of McNairy County Tennessee Sheriff
and immediately pursued avenues to rid the Mississippi-Tennessee
State Line Area of criminal activities. Now this tranquil
stretch of by-passed highway holds only memories of Corinth’s
colorful, yet checkered, past.