Historic battlefields and sites dot the landscape in Corinth, Miss., and an annual event that includes 12,000 luminaries being placed throughout the town make it a perfect destination for Civil War buffs.
Began as 1854 as the Cross City, Corinth’s proximity to the Tennessee River and the railroads, made it of great strategic value during the Civil War. Corinth, located at the junction of the Memphis, Charleston and Mobile Ohio railroads, was recognized as being of such strategic importance that the area was occupied by one or other of the forces from 1861 to 1865.
Luminaries surrounded cannons at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center during the recent Grand Illumination. Each November, 12,000 luminaries are placed throughout Corinth, including hundreds at the interpretive center.
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