Corinth, MS I
October 3-4, 1862
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Corinth, Mississippi, United States
Federal Penetration up the
Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers 
Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
Department of the Mississippi
Department No. 2
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
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
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