Cemeteries, Union and Confederate – 022018-05-04T22:18:21+00:00

Corinth National Cemetery

Corinth National Cemetery

Corinth National Cemetery (pictured) was originally created to accommodate Union dead from battles in northeastern Mississippi, particularly Corinth and Iuka, but it eventually received remains from scattered battles and skirmishes, camp sites, and hospitals from Alabama and Tennessee as well as Mississippi. By late 1870, when the reinterment program was nearly finished, Corinth had received 5,688 remains, representing 273 regiments from 15 states. (Ann Rayburn Paper Americana Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Library, Oxford, [rayburn_ann_23_57_001])