Siege of Corinth

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Siege of Corinth
Began:

April 29, 1862

Ended:

June 10, 1862

Location:

Hardin and McNairy Counties, Tennessee
Alcorn and Tishomingo Counties, Mississippi

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Department of the Mississippi

Department No. 2

Commanders

Henry W. Halleck
Major General, USA

P.G.T. Beauregard
General, CSA

Strength

120,000 est.

65,000 est.

Casualties

1,000

1,000

  

Following the Union victory at Shiloh, the Union armies under Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck advanced on the vital rail center of Corinth. By May 25, 1862, after moving 5 miles in 3 weeks, Halleck was in position to lay siege to the town. The preliminary bombardment began, and Union forces maneuvered for position. On the evening of May 29-30, Confederate commander Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard evacuated Corinth, withdrawing to Tupelo. The Federals had consolidated their position in northern Mississippi. (NPS summary)

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