Corinth Civil War 150th

Historical Daily Park Ranger Programs

Daily - Free
Civil War Interpretive Center, downtown Corinth

The National Park Service and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at 501 West Linden Street in Corinth is hosting special guided walks, talks and demonstrations. These special programs are offered daily, free of charge.

Call the Center for information, 662-287-9273 or at ####

Lincoln, Grant, and North Mississippi
Part of the Lincoln and Grant in Mississippi Lecture Series

November 2, 2012; 5:30pm
Civil War Interpretive Center, downtown Corinth

WELCOME John Bundy Superintendent Shiloh National Military Park MAIN SPEAKER Dr. Tim Smith Author, Lecturer University of Tennessee at Martin
PANEL MODERATOR Dr. John F. Marszalek Executive Director, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
PANEL MEMBERS Kristy White, Executive Director, Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Van Hedges,
Local Historian and Collector Tom Parson, Ranger, Shiloh National Military Park

Corinth "Grand Illumination"

Downtown Corinth - Map it
November 2-3, 2012

Twelve thousand luminaries pay homage to the casualties of the Siege and Battle of Corinth. Downtown open houses, live entertainment, free carriage rides, and living history encampments are also a part of the commemoration.

150th Battle of Farmington Reenactment
150th Battle of Corinth Reenactment

September 15-16, 2012

North of Farmington, Mississippi, on April 6-7, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh brought the sounds of booming guns and cannon fire. The dead, dying, wounded and survivors of the Confederate Armies were trekked back through Farmington on the way to Corinth. On May 3-5, skirmishes between Union and Confederate forces were fought at Farmington.

This year the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Farmington and the Battle of Corinth will be held September 13-16 on original battleground in Farmington, Mississippi. Watch fighters battle on over 160-acres of Mississippi rolling hills as the Blue-Gray Alliance hosts this large scale Civil War re-enactment.

For a complete schedule of events, go to

Battle of Shiloh 150th Anniversary

Shiloh National Battle Field, Pickwick, TN.- Map it
March 30 - April 1, 2012

Several events are being planned just across the state line for the Battle of Shiloh Anniversary. For more information, see the following websites:

March to Shiloh

Civil War Interpretive Center, downtown Corinth - Map it
March 28-29, 2012

Come see a group of reenactors follow the footsteps of history:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 6 - 8 p.m. - The camp is open to the public. Location: Lower level of the east side of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center property.
  • Thursday, March 29, 7 - 7:45 a.m . - Breakfast with the Troops.
  • Thursday, March 29, 8 a.m. - Witness the pageantry of the Confederate soldiers beginning their trek toward the Battle of Shiloh.

Admission: Free
Contact: Corinth Area CVB
Phone: 800-748-9048
Reenactor information:
Contact Keith Willingham at

Breakfast with the Troops

Civil War Interpretive Center, downtown Corinth - Map it
March 29, 2012 - 7 - 7:45 a.m.

Come have Breakfast with the Troops before they March to Shiloh. Pre-orders only. Order deadline - Monday, March 26. Breakfast includes your choice of: Biscuit - Ham, Sausage or Bacon; and Pastry - Honeybun, Cherry/Cream Cheese Danish or Cinnamon Roll; and Drink - Juice, Coffee, Water or Coke.

Cost: $5.00
Contact: The Crossroads Museum
Phone: 662-287-3120

Shiloh National Military Park Caravan Tours

Shiloh National Military Park, Pickwick TN - Map it
April 6-7, 2012

In commemoration of Shiloh's Sesquicentennial, local tour guide, Jimmy Whittington, will be leading free car-caravan tours around Shiloh Battlefield on April 5, 6, and 7. These tours will take visitors to the high points on the battlefield in order to tell the story of the bloody Battle of Shiloh. Each tour will depart from the park Visitor Center three times a day at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30 pm, and last for 2 1/2 hours.

Admission: Free
Contact: Chris Mekow
Phone: 731-689-5696

Shiloh National Military Park Battlefield Hikes

Shiloh National Military Park, Pickwick TN - Map it
April 6-8, 2012

Three days of in-depth hikes following the movements of troops on the field. Each hike lasts around 2 hours and covers easy to difficult terrain.

For hike schedule:

Shiloh National Military Park Presents "Fiery Trail"

Shiloh National Military Park, Pickwick TN - Map it
April 6-8, 2012.

The Premier of the new Shiloh Interpretive Film "Fiery Trial" on the 150th anniversary of the battle. The film will begin showings at 8:00 am on Friday morning in the Visitor Center.

For more information:

Shiloh's 150th Grand Illumination

Shiloh National Military Park, Pickwick TN - Map it
April 7, 2012 - dusk - 10 p.m.

Almost 24,000 luminaries will be place around the battlefield representing the casualties from the Battle of Shiloh. The illumination will begin at dusk and run until 10 p.m.

Shiloh National Military Park is seeking volunteers to help with activities on Saturday April 7, 2012. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, park staff and volunteers will be placing and lighting 23,746 luminaries around the battlefield, which will represent the total casualties of the bloody two-day battle.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the park is asked to call ranger Heather Smedley at (731) 689-5696 or email her at to sign up.

For more information:

Corinth Theatre of Arts presents "On Shiloh Hill"

Corinth Theatre of Arts - Map it
303 Fulton Drive in Corinth
April 13 - April 14, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
April 15, 2012 - 2 p.m.

"On Shiloh Hill," is a musical resurrection of the American Civil War. "The time is now. The scene is a mythical American attic." In this attic place, using the actual music, memories and images of the past, our players, guided by the troubadour, will resurrect and them become the long departed spirits of those who endured the American Civil War. The players make their own music and set their own scenes by gathering props and costumes from chests and rafters. The proses have been taken directly from letters, memoirs, diaries, and other written collections. All the music, save the invocation, will be original to the period.

Phone: 662-287-2995

Civil War & Downtown Corinth Walking Tours

Led by our passionate and expert guide, Sean Marcum, our tours will enthrall and interest both the hardened Civil War buff and the complete novice alike in the history and people of this area.

Sunday, April 15, 22, 29, 2 p.m. - Civil War Walking Tour to begin at the site of Battery Robinett near the Civil War Interpretive Center. The Sunday tours can be several miles of walking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Tuesday, April 17, 24, May 1, 6 p.m.
- Downtown Walking Tour to begin at the Historic Railroad Crossings at the Corinth Depot. This tour is a relatively moderate walk with stops near historic businesses, homes and the Verandah/Curlee House.

All tours are free and will be on a first come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to come a few minutes early to see either the Crossroads Museum or the Civil War Interpretive Center.

Phone: 662-287-8300 or 662-287-3120

Confederate Memorial Day and
Antiques Crossroads Sale

C.A.R.E. Garden at the Corinth Depot - Map it
221 North Fillmore St.
April 21 - 22, 2012 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

a. Civil War Heritage Day sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be on the grounds of the C.A.R.E Garden on Saturday, April 21, from
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be a contest for kids with free prizes, sutlers with Civil War-era wares, a battle flag display, and living history reenactors. For information, go to
b. Antiques Crossroads Sale - Vender set up selling Antique and Period related items. All items must be 25+ years. For more information contact:
c. On Sunday, April 22, the Confederate Memorial festivies will conclude with a Memorial Ceremony at2 p.m. on the grounds of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. There will be a guest speaker, a musket salute and a wreathlaying at Colonel Rogers' grave. For information, go to

Admission: Free
Contact: The Crossroads Museum or Corinth Area CVB
Phone: 800-748-9048 or 662-287-3120

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