Corinth
Civil War Mississippi


American Civil War
April 29-June 10, 1862

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


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Sources:
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U.S. Library of Congress.


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