Corinth, Mississippi, and Shiloh, TN

Corinth, Mississippi

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Corinth is nestled right in the intersection of some highways. It takes almost two hours to get there. If you’re a Civil War buff, Corinth is an absolute must. When Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant said to his men, “There will be no fighting at Pittsburgh Landing; we will have to go to Corinth,” he put this small Mississippi town into the history books forever. It was from Corinth that the armies set out for the battle of Shiloh in the early days of April 1862. Both the Corinth battle site and the local Civil War locations are considered National Historic Landmarks. Shiloh isn’t but a 20-mile drive north of Corinth. You’ll be in Shiloh in about twenty-five minutes, and you’ll still be in the thick of all things Confederate—for it was here on April 6–7, 1862, that one of the bloodiest, most bitter battles of the Civil War was fought by 100,000 soldiers. And it was the battle of Shiloh in particular that precipitated General Grant’s important victory at Vicksburg. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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Day Trips from Memphis

by Rebecca Finlayson (The Globe Pequot Press)

Corinth is nestled right in the intersection of some highways. It takes almost two hours to get there. If you’re a Civil War buff, Corinth is an absolute must. When Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant said to his men, “There will be no fighting at Pittsburgh Landing; we will have to go to Corinth,” he put this small Mississippi town into the history books forever. It was from Corinth that the armies set out for the battle of Shiloh in the early days of April 1862. Both the Corinth battle site and the local Civil War locations are considered National Historic Landmarks.

Shiloh isn’t but a 20-mile drive north of Corinth. You’ll be in Shiloh in about twenty-five minutes, and you’ll still be in the thick of all things Confederate—for it was here on April 6–7, 1862, that one of the bloodiest, most bitter battles of the Civil War was fought by 100,000 soldiers. And it was the battle of Shiloh in particular that precipitated General Grant’s important victory at Vicksburg. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

©  Rebecca Finlayson/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Corinth
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Corinth, Mississippi, and Shiloh, TN

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