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Corinth Battlefield Tour Series Continues Saturday

Park Ranger Tom Parson will lead a short hike and discuss the seven-mile Confederate entrenchments. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff reports

There will be an opportunity Saturday to gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War battle fought in Corinth.

The second part of this summer’s driving/walking tour series will feature the “Salient” located on the Confederate Siege Works.

The program starts at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, 501 W. Linden St.

Participants should bring enough water to last two hours and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

“This program will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to experience park resources that are normally challenging to access on a daily basis,” said Shiloh National Military Park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “We invite everyone to visit the Corinth Battlefield and discover some of the most impressive early-war fortifications in the country.”

Visitors will car caravan to the “Beauregard Line” of earthworks located off North Polk Street. Park Ranger Tom Parson will lead a short hike and discuss the seven-mile Confederate entrenchments, which were also used by the Union in the October, 1862, Battle of Corinth.

Those who want to attend should preregister by calling the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at 662-287-9273.

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