Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops

Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops (HM1O7U)

Location: Corinth, MS 38834 Alcorn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 56.205', W 88° 31.238'

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A look at Civil War Corinth -

— through the eyes of wartime artists and photographers. —

This unusual Civil War photograph captures a news event as it is happening, rather than recording its aftermath. In the middle of the scene is a canvas topped speakers platform from which Union Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas is speaking to troops on enlistment of African Americans into the Union Army. This was a burning issue of the times, although African Americans had previously fought in all American Wars. Two of the first Black regiments were organized in Corinth - the First (and Second) Alabama Infantry of African Descent. By the war's end more than 153 Black regiments had been recruited for the Union Army.
HM NumberHM1O7U
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Date Added Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 361127 N 3867084
Decimal Degrees34.93675000, -88.52063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.205', W 88° 31.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 12.3" N, 88° 31' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)601, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 Jackson St, Corinth MS 38834, US
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