On day three of my swing with the American Battlefield Trust through battlefields in western Tennessee, we followed the Union army from Pittsburg Landing down into northern Mississippi to the key railroad junction of Corinth. All of us–Kris White, Garry Adelman, Parker Hills, and I–got pretty excited to stand at the railroad junction that was once so vital for the Confederacy. It was so important, in fact, that it might as well have had a bullseye painted on it.
We also had a few cool guest stars on this leg. Follow along on our adventures:
In 1862 the cross roads of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston railroads in Corinth, Mississippi, served as one of the most significant locations in the country. If Union forces could take control of the rail lines, they would gain access to the Southern heartland. If Confederate forces could hold onto it, they would be able to continue to ship supplies and men throughout the southern states.
Join General Parker Hills of Battle Focus Tours, Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War and Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust to learn more about the strategy and fighting surrounding Corinth.
In October 1862, Confederate forces came back to Corinth to try and regain the crucial cross roads. They were met with Union earthworks and fortifications. General Parker Hills and Dr. Chris Mackowski detail the action.
We are joined by special guest, former Deputy Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representative Steve McDaniel to detail this lesser known 370-acre battlefield park! Garry Adelman, Kristopher White and Dr. Chris Mackowski also appear.