Civil War Interpretive Center
The beautiful facility in Corinth
is operated by the National
Park Service on the site of the
Battle of Corinth, Mississippi. - Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Mississippi - Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Mississippi
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
The exhibits at the center include a reconstructed
Union fort near the site of Battery Robinett, scene of
heavy fighting during the Battle of Corinth.
Stream of History
A beautiful living sculpture,
the artwork uses stone and
flowing water to detail the
passage of time in America.
Union Cannon at Corinth
The center includes a
reconstruction of the Union
fortifications that surrounded
the Mississippi city.
Site of Battery Robinett
Monuments and graves dot
the site of Battery Robinett at
the Civil War Interpretive
Center in Corinth.
Civil War Interpretive Center - Corinth, Mississippi
Corinth's Civil War Heritage
Located at the site of Battery Robinett, a
Union fort that fell to a ferocious Confederate
attack during the
Battle of Corinth, the Corinth
Civil War Interpretive Center is one of the
finest such facilities in the nation.

Operated by the National Park Service as a
unit of
Shiloh National Battlefield, the center
is part of a growing project to preserve key
Civil War sites in and around the city of
Corinth in northern Mississippi. It provides
interactive displays, information, audio visual
presentations and other interpretive displays
to help visitors better understand Corinth's
role during the Civil War.

The city was the base for the Confederate
army that fought at the Battle of Shiloh, but fell
to Union troops following that vicious
engagement. Another Southern army led by
Generals Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price
tried to retake the vital rail crossing in the fall
of 1862. The Battle of Corinth was a bloody
Union victory that saw more than 1,700 men

The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
occupies a key part of the Corinth battlefield.
The hill top immediately behind the center
was the site of Battery Robinett, a Union fort
that was overwhelmed by Confederate troops
during the battle. Monuments and interpretive
markers dot the landscape providing detail
on the fighting that took place there.

The fortifications of Battery Robinett are
recreated as part of a permanent outdoor
exhibit at the center. Cannon aim out through
embrasures in recreated earthwork
defenses to help visitors picture the site as it
appeared on October 4, 1862, when
Confederate troops stormed Robinett and
nearby Battery Powell. Broken equipment,
etc., is recreated in the walkway leading up to
the center as a reminder that the ground on
which it stands was once carpeted by
wounded and dead soldiers.

Located immediately out the back door of the
interpretive center and facing the site of
Battery Robinett is a fascinating living
sculpture titled "Stream of History." The
beautiful artwork of moving water and stone
traces the flow of time from the founding of
the United States through the end of the Civil
War. The cut stones of the sculpture are
dotted with the names of key events and
battles and resemble the building blocks of a
nation as the flowing water represents the
movement of time.
The center also provides driving tour
information and brochures for use in
exploring the route of the Shiloh Campaign,
the Battle of Corinth and the Civil War sites in
and around the city.

The facility also provides information on
Corinth's fascinating role as a place of safety
for hundreds of African Americans who either
fled slavery on area plantations or were
liberated during the marches of Union
troops. A large community of newly free
people developed in Corinth during the war
and related historic sites can be seen on the
driving tours of the city.

There is no charge to visit the Corinth Civil
War Interpretive Center or the Battle of
Corinth sites surrounding it. The center is
open daily (except Christmas) from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Please click here to view the
center's official brochure for maps, directions
and other information.
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Last Update: July 11, 2012