State Historical Markers: Battle of Corinth

This month we’ll highlight our State Historical Marker program by featuring markers that are associated with the month of October from around the state. The photographs of the markers are by Gerald Johnston, who in an amazing feat, photographed most of the historical markers in Mississippi. Used with permission.

Located in Corinth at NE corner of Taylor and 4th Street (Alcorn County)

There are several more markers around Corinth that highlight the battle–this one paints a vivid picture of the attack on Battery Powell. You can almost imagine the Confederate troops capturing the battery. What kind of Union attack brought it back to their control? Sounds like a good story for another marker!

Historical markers commemorate historic events, places, and people from Mississippi history. Over 800 have been placed at sites throughout Mississippi. For more information about historical markers and sponsor application forms, visit the State Historical Marker webpage. Special thanks to William Thompson, coordinator of the marker program, for compiling the October markers.