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Corinth Contraband Camp

902 North Parkway Street, Corinth, MS 38834, USA

Many African-Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking freedom and protection, found the Union-occupied Corinth to be a secure location. Union General Granville Dodge began to enlist these escaped slaves as teamsters, cooks and laborers. He actively recruited male refugees, armed them and placed them in charge of security at the newly organized camp in Corinth. Dodge's administrative efforts led to the formation of the 1st Alabama Regiment of African Descent, consisting of approximately 1,000 men. Today a portion of this camp has been set aside to commemorate the events which changed the lives of so many people. Bronze figures surround the trail through the camp, depicting the lives of these people considered to be "contraband" of war.

 

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From Hwy 72, turn on South Parkway going north; take a right at the four-way stop; go under the railroad underpass and take an immediate left; continue until you go over rail tracks, on your right. From Hwy 45- take the Henson/Hwy 2 exit traveling east; at the four-way stop take a right onto Polk Street; continue to the next four-way stop and take a left; continue to the first traffic light; take a right onto North Parkway; continue on to the Contraband Camp which is on the left.

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Free

Hours

Open: Sunrise to sunset.

Phone

662-287-9273

Website

http://www.corinth.net/attractions.htm »

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