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.
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 5:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 361127 N 3867084|
|Decimal Degrees||34.93675000, -88.52063333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 56.205', W 88° 31.238'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 56' 12.3" N, 88° 31' 14.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||601, 662|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-798 Jackson St, Corinth MS 38834, US|
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