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A Brief Chronology of Corinth, Mississippi

1817 Dec. 10, Mississippi admitted as the 20th state in the Union. 1836 Feb. 9, creation of Tishomingo County, Jacinto county seat. Lands originally in the Chickasaw Session. Creation effective Mar 1 1836. 1850's North boundary between Mississippi & Tennessee clarified by a possible re-survey resulting in a change in where the state line was located. Tishomingo County, Mississippi, lost some land back to Tennessee. Date unknown to compiler. 1854 Railroad survey locates exactly where railroads crossed in Tishomingo County. Within a few months an embryo town developed called Cross City; then re-named Corinth. 1856 Mitchell & Mask Survey of Corinth registered with Secretary of State. 1861 Jan. 9, Mississippi seceded from Union. 1861 Jan. 10, completion of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. 1861 April 12, firing on Fort Sumter, S. C., beginning of the American Civil War. 1861 April 21, completion of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Miss. and Tenn. State Line. 1862 April 6 & 7, Battle of Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing , Tenn. 1862 May 29, Confederate Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard evacuates troops from Corinth. 1862 May to June, Siege of Corinth. 1862 June 1, Gen. U. S. Grant establishes headquarters in Corinth until middle of July when he removes himself to the E. F. Whitfield, Sr., plantation one mile south of Corinth. 1862 Oct. 3 & 4 - Battle of Corinth. 1862 Oct. 30, Major General Grenville Dodge, 16th Army corps, headquarters troops in Corinth, Miss. 1863 May 26, the first regiment/company of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent organized at Corinth. 1864 Jan. 24, Union troops evacuate Corinth to headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. 1865 April 9, end of the American Civil War -- Appomattox, Va. 1866 U. S. Congress creates National Cemeteries. 1867 March, passage of the U. S. Congress Military Reconstruction Acts. Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord directed the Mississippi-Arkansas district. 1868 Feb. 1, deed for the land for Corinth National Cemetery sold to U. S. Government. 1870 Feb. 23, Mississippi re-admitted into the Union. 1870 Feb. 26, Reconstruction ends in Mississippi. 1870 April, Tishomingo County split into three counties, Alcorn, Prentiss & Tishomingo Alcorn County receives several townships from old Tippah County. Corinth, County seat of Alcorn County. 1887 25th Anniversary of the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth. 1890 Nov. 1, Mississippi State Constitution adopted. 1892 June 9, formation of the Albert Sydney Johnston Camp of Confederate Veterans. Committee appointed for memorial to Col. Wm. P. Rogers, 2nd Texas. 1895 Congress Act to establish Shiloh as a National Military Park. 1895 April 5, Grand Reunion of Veterans at Shiloh. 1895 April 7, A. S. Johnston Camp monument erected at Waldron & Franklin Streets intersection near the courthouse block in memory of Col. Wm. P. Rogers and Brave Confederate Soldiers. 1895 Aug. 1, Confederate Veterans' Encampment at Corinth. 1898 April 24, start of the Spanish-American War. 1912 50th Anniversary of the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth. 1912 Aug. 15, Battery Robinett, unveiling of monument honoring Col. W. P. Rogers at Corinth's Confederate Park by the U. D. C. Unveiling of monument honoring 'Unknown Confederate Dead' by U. D. C. 1916 Oct., A. S. Johnston Camp monument in memory of Col. Wm. P. Rogers and Brave Confederate Soldiers moved from Waldron and Franklin Streets to southwest corner of court square. 1917 April 6, United States of America enters World War I. 1937 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh and Corinth. 1941 Dec. 9, United States of America enters World War II. 1962 April & Oct., 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh and Corinth. 1987 Oct. 3 & 4, 125th Anniversary of the Battle of Corinth, with re-enactment. 2012 April & Oct., 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh and Corinth. Compiled by: Stephanie L. Sandy, Corinth, Mississippi April 4, 1995 LHTIM


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