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Corinth I

Battle Name: Corinth I
Other Names: None
State: Mississippi
Location: Hardin County and McNairy County, Tennessee; Alcorn County and Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Campaign: Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers (1862)
Dates: April 29-June 10, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck [US]; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: Department of the Mississippi [US]; Department No. 2 [CS]
Estimated Casualties: Unknown
Description: 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 town. 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 northern Mississippi.
Results: Union victory

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