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U.S. Time Periods » 1850-1877: Civil War & Reconstruction

The Siege and Battle of Corinth: A New Kind of War

tells the story of two Civil War engagements near Corinth, a small Mississippi town established in the 1850s where two railroads crossed. On October 2, 1862, Confederates attacked Union forces that occupied the town and that had built extensive entrenchments and earthworks (which are featured at this website). By nightfall the next day, 2,360 Union and 4,848 Confederate men were dead or wounded. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Paddy Griffith, Battle in the Civil War (n.p: Fieldbooks, 1986), 35, Peter Dennis, illustrator.

Field entrenchment

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