from the Front Lines
and Corinth are now the great strategical points of the war, and
our success at these points should be insured at all hazards."
Federal General Henry W. Halleck, May 25, 1862
of wounded soldiers who fill almost every house - public and private
- in Corinth. Truly is a noble deed & most worthy of imitation.
We have but few of the citizens of Corinth - two ladies - who
have acted thus nobly, tho many have given up their houses, while
other have been taken possession of by orders of the Generals'."
Horatio Letters to Josie, April 12, 1862
battle was continued. Early in the morning the enemy threw shells
and cannon balls in the town of Corinth, and it looked as if they
would ruin and take the town, but our heavy guns soon silenced
theirs. Afterward the enemy tired strong bayonet and musketry
attacks on our forces, but each time they were repulsed with heavy
losses, and finally, on October 4, at about 11:30, they retreated
and were put to flight, with our troops following. Our regiment
pursued them only as far as the hospital of the secessionists,
where we captured the wounded and enlisted ones and held them
under guard, until they were brought to Corinth. But, Oh, how
many gave up the ghost and were sunk in the ground, wrapped in
a blanket, before they were mustered. It is terrible to be compelled
to stand by and see, how much the poor mutilated fellows have
to suffer!" Stephen Werly Diary, October 4, 1862
storming of the redoubt was the most desperate and murderous charge
that has been made during the war, this is shown by the rebel
graves that cover the space before the fort. Gen. Rogers is buried
within 10 steps of the ditch, and his men lie in long trenches
close by." Thomas Carlisle Letter, October 18, 1862
on links below
view each doument:
Robert - Diary
George - Diary
Joseph Kibler - Winter
Joseph Kibler -
Garrett W. - Diary
Forces of the
Battle of Corinth
Frederick - Journal
Joseph Mitchell - Diary
Joseph Mitchell - Diary 2
W.A. - Camp
Near Holly Springs
W.A. - Transcription of Letter
H.J.B. - Papers
John Whitfield Newton
G.M. - Special Orders,
G.M. - Papers
D.W. - Aug. 1863
J.B.and Clara Weaver
Execution of Alex Johnson, 1st Alabama Cavalry,
U. S. Grenville Dodge Collection Iowa State Historical
Dodge and his officers. Greenville Dodge Collection
Iowa State Historical
Library. Photo made in Corinth. Seated L-R, Capt. George
Surgeon W. R. Marsh, Lt. Col. R. S. Barnhill, Major General
Standing L-R, Capt. J. W. Barnes, A. D. C., Lt. O.H. Dodds,
Capt. C. C. Carpenter, Com. Of Subsistence, Lt. J. K.
Wing, Asst Q.M., Lt.
J. H. Hogan, Asst Ordinance Officer, Major Howard,
Judge Advocate, Capt.
Henry Horn, Asst Provost Marshall, Capt. B. P. Chenowith,
Lt. L. M. Bailey, A. D. C.
2nd Lieutenant Jay Ward Redfield, Company I, 39th Iowa
from Jay Ward Redfield Papers, Iowa State Historical Library.
Major General Greenville Dodge, Greenville Dodge Collection
Iowa State Historical Library.
John Eaton, Superintendent of Contrabands for the Mississippi
Eaton, John, Grant Lincoln and the Freedmen: Reminiscences
of the Civil
War with Special Refrences to the Work for the Contrabands
of the Mississippi Valley. (Longmans, Green & Co.,
New York, 1907).