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The Civil War in MississippiMajor Campaigns and Battles$
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Michael B. Ballard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604738421

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.001.0001

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Corinth

Corinth

The Siege That Was Not

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(p.13) 1 Corinth
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The Civil War in Mississippi
Author(s):

Michael B. Ballard

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0002

This chapter describes events involving the small town of Corinth, which was originally known as Cross City because the railroads, the west-to-east Memphis & Charleston and north-to-south Mobile & Ohio, intersected there. That intersection made the town important to both the Union army and Confederates, for railroads carried supplies and reinforcements. The chapter details the Union’s capture of Corinth, which would remain in Union hands until the latter days of the war.

Keywords:   Union army, Confederates, towns, railroads, Civil War

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