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Battery F

Bitner Road, Corinth, MS 38834, USA

Battery F is one of the six outer batteries built by the Union army in a position to provide support fire on October 3, 1862. Facing northwest, Battery F protected the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. The battery was the northernmost of the detached batteries protecting approaches along roads and railroads. It was captured the evening of October 3. Battery F is a well-preserved earthwork of about 150 feet long, with a parapet between 3 and 6 feet high.

 

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From I-40 at Jackson, Tennessee, exit onto Highway 45 south to Corinth (50 miles). From Highway 45 take Memphis exit onto Highway 72 west. Turn north at the intersection of Highway 72 and Alcorn Drive; turn onto Scenic Lake Dr. into the Pinelake subdivision. Battery F is located at the corner of Bitner and Davis Streets in the subdivision.

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