The Civil War hit Holly Springs hard. The town experienced sixty-two raids, the most famous being Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's December 20, 1862 raid on Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's camp, in the course of which his troops destroyed millions of dollars worth of Federal supplies. At the time, Holly Springs served as headquarters for Gen. Grant and arms for the Confederacy were manufactured at the armory in Holly Springs. The Marshall County Museum features a Civil War room and focuses the first few exhibitons of its tour on Civil War artifacts.
Corinth, Mississippi | Opened in 2004, this museum explains the key role of Corinth in the Civil War's western theater, featuring interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth.
Baldwyn, Mississippi | On this site a battle was fought that served to keep Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from altering the supply line that was essential to the success of Union General William T. Sherman.
Pocahontas, Tennessee | After the Battle of Corinth on October 5, 1862, the retreating Confederate army under Gens. Sterling Price and Earl Van Dorn met General Ord and 8,000 Union troops at this historic site over the Hatchie River
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