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Special Ranger-led Historic Homes Civil War Tour Offered by Shiloh National Military Park

According to National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, history enthusiasts and curious explorers alike are invited to join Park Ranger Laura Lee for a unique journey into Corinth’s past with the special ranger-led program, “Under Siege and Battle: A Historic Homes Civil War Tour.” Scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 10:00 am, this event promises to unveil the Civil War narratives embedded in the historic homes and sites of downtown Corinth, Mississippi.

Participants will embark on a walking tour that will traverse locations where both standing and lost historic homes once stood witness to the ravages of war. Ranger Laura Lee will illuminate the stories of the families who constructed and inhabited these homes, as well as the military officers who utilized them during the Civil War era. The tour will focus on the exteriors of the buildings, providing a vivid portrayal of life during this pivotal period in American history.

The hike, spanning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, will commence at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Covering approximately two miles of moderate terrain and city sidewalks, attendees are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear. To enhance comfort and preparedness, insect repellent, sunscreen, and ample water are recommended.

Due to limited space, pre-registration is mandatory for participation in this enlightening excursion. Interested individuals are encouraged to secure their spot by contacting the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at 662-287-9273.

For comprehensive details on this and other upcoming events at Shiloh and Corinth battlefields, please contact 731-689-5696 or visit the park’s official website at www.nps.gov/shil. Additional updates can also be found on Twitter (@ShilohNPS) and Facebook .

This ranger-led tour promises to be an enriching experience for all history buffs and visitors keen to delve into Corinth’s storied past during the Civil War.

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