Following the Union victory at Shiloh, the Union armies under Major General 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 General P.G.T. Beauregard evacuated Corinth, withdrawing to Tupelo.
The Federals had consolidated their position in northern Mississippi.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Hardin County and McNairy County, Tennessee; Alcorn County and Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Campaign: Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers (1862)
Date(s): April 29-June 10, 1862
Principal Commanders: Major General Henry W. Halleck [US]; General P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: Department of the Mississippi [US]; Department No. 2 [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Unknown