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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any more information on my ancestor listed in the burial records of the Corinth National Cemetery?

At this time, we do not have any information other than the index entries which were furnished to us by the National Cemetery System. Their address is: Mark E. Maynard, Director, Corinth & Memphis National Cemetery System, 3578 Townes Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122. We solicit any additional information about your ancestors in our cemetery and, if furnished a copy, will be happy to link it with a highlighted jump such as the entries for E.G. and F.M. Mitchell which was supplied to us as a courtesy by family researchers. This serves as an additional memorial to the brave soldiers in the index and you also may help future researchers in their quest.

Do you have the actual music or notation for the music in your Civil War Songbook?

No, sorry, we do not have this information. You may wish to try some of the additional music links listed.

When was Corinth and Alcorn County formed?

Alcorn County, Mississippi, was formed 15 April 1870 primarily from lands in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. At that time, Alcorn County also received several townships from Tippah County, Mississippi. Tishomingo County was originally formed on Feb. 9, 1836 from the Chickasaw Session. At the time of the Civil War, Corinth was located in old Tishomingo County.

Where are records pertaining to the Civil War and Corinth?

Please bear in mind that the very small town of Corinth was almost totally destroyed during the course of the siege and battle of Corinth as the surrounding area was occupied by almost 300,000 troops. Most records of the Civil War in Corinth left with these troops (along with a lot of what little was left of the town). If you have information pertaining to the Civil War in Corinth, please send photocopies to the Northeast Mississippi Museum at the address below or Email in electronic form to so that we can share this information with others. Thanks!

Where can I get research help about Corinth and Alcorn County, Mississippi local history?

Alcorn County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1808, Corinth, MS 38835-1808. A local non-profit educational society established in the early 1990's. Membership is $15 per year. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Volunteer members of this group will try to assist those needing research in local published and indexed sources, free with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A limited amount of more extensive volunteer research in original county records is available at an hourly fee. Do not ask members to make photocopies from original records because these records are very fragile. For any assistance, by return mail, be sure to send a thank-you note. Northeast Mississippi Museum Association. P. O. Box 993, 204 East Fourth Street at Washington St., Corinth, MS, 38834. Telephone: (601) 287-3120. Mrs. Margaret Greene Rogers, Executive Director (volunteer). Open March - October 10:00 to 5:00, Sunday 2:00 to 5:00; open November - February 10:30 to 4:30, Sunday 2:00 to 4:30. This is a volunteer organization specializing in local history, area Civil War, local genealogy, and area artifacts. Volunteers will do a limited amount of genealogical and heritage research from their collection of reference books and files. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with any inquiries. For any assistance, by return mail, be sure to send a thank-you note. Corinth Library - Northeast Mississippi Regional Library, 1023 Fillmore St. at Main St., Corinth, MS 38834. Telephone (601) 287-2447. Has a collection of genealogical, Civil War and local history works. The library has Mississippi U. S. Census microfilm; an assortment of Corinth newspapers (mostly current) on microfilm. There are microfilm readers but no working printer. This institution will do some research for out-of-town requests. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with any inquiries. For any assistance, by return mail, be sure to send a thank-you note. Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth, Inc., P.O.Box 45, Corinth, MS 38835-0045. A non-profit organization established in 1993 to promote and preserve the remaining historical sites in and around Corinth, Mississippi. Membership dues are $25 for an individual per year and includes a newsletter to keep members informed. Volunteers will open an interpretive center in Corinth in 1996. Corinth National Cemetery, Horton St., Corinth, MS 38834. Open til dusk. The entrance bulletin board has a computerized list of interments with burial location and plat map. This list has many errors. Kossuth Historical Society, P. O. Box 2611, Corinth, MS 38834. Membership dues are $15.00 per family per year, payable in January. Associate membership is $5.00 per family per year. Kossuth has a rich Civil War history. Shiloh National Military Park, National Park Service, Route 1, Box 81, Shiloh, TN 38376. Telephone (901) 689-5275. Park Rangers are walking encyclopedias on every aspect of the Corinth and Shiloh campaign. Shiloh has a museum, a research library and an active Friends group. Contact the Park for details. For any assistance, by return mail, be sure to send a thank-you note. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Library Division, P. O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39201. The library has a fine collection of Civil War references and documents. Please contact them in writing for details. See Also: Submitted by: Stephanie L. Sandy, P.O. Box 1535, Corinth, MS 38835 February 18, 1996 FAQ

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