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Battle Name : Corinth

Date(s) : 03 October 1862 - 04 October 1862

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1862 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land


Following the fight at Iuka, Price managed to withdraw his Confederates before Grant and Rosecrans could trap him. He then joined Van Dorn, and together they decided to attack the Union position at Corinth.

On the first day, attacking from the north, they drove back Rosecrans' troops from their outer entrenchments to the inner defences, but by the following day their drive had suffered from heavy losses and the extreme heat. In response to a Union counter-attack they gave way. Grant's summer campaign on the Mississippi was over and he was in control of the important outposts of Memphis and Corinth, ready for a campaign on Vicksburg.


north of the town of Corinth at the junction of two important railroads, between the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers, Mississippi, USA

Casualty figures

American Union Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,359 (11.23%)

American Confederate Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,623 (21.01%)