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Mississippi - October 3-4, 1862

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Short But Deadly


Battle of Corinth

Battle picture


The Battle of Corinth is a great example of a short but deadly war. This war was on October 3-4, 1862. The general for the Confederates was Gen. Earl Van Dorn. He led a group of 22,000 soldiers. The general for the Union was Gen. William S. Rosecrans and he led 23,000 soldiers. In 1862, Corinth was a very important transportation station so the Union wanted to keep Corinth as a strong hold.

The Confederates finally surrendered leaving the Union victorious. After the war, the Confederates lost 4,233 soldiers and 1,997 were wounded. The Union however, only lost 2,520 and only 1,841 were wounded.

Battle painting

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