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Corinth Contraband Camp

902 N Parkway St, Corinth, MS 38834-4405
+1 662-287-9273
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Well kept secret about Corinth's role after Battle of Shiloh

I grew up in Corinth and visited for the first time in 15 years. I had never heard of the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Bill R
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Completes the time in Corinth

We went to the interpretive center and learned so much from the video. So it was fitting to see... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Joann G
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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 Grenville Dodge understood what effect the defection of thousands of African Americans would have on the Confederate War effort. He began to enlist the escaped slaves who came into his lines as teamsters, cooks, and laborers. He actively recruited male refugees, armed them, and placed them in charge of security at the newly organized contraband camp in Corinth.
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902 N Parkway St, Corinth, MS 38834-4405
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I grew up in Corinth and visited for the first time in 15 years. I had never heard of the Contraband Camp until we visited the Interpretive Center. A bit hard to find but well worth the short walk to view

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went to the interpretive center and learned so much from the video. So it was fitting to see where the contraband camp was. There's not much to see, but it was interesting.

Thank Joann G
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is more of a walking path than anything. It is neat to learn a little about slave history through this path and exactly what a contraband camp was.

Thank Dez N
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My mom and I recently visited, and I would highly recommend first visiting the Interpretive center. They show a 20 minute video which gives insight into the history of the area as well as the camp. The camp had some stunning sculptures depicting life at...More

Thank withoutamap1
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Contraband Camp is a park with a nice, smooth walking path and cast statuary along the trail. It doesn't take long to go through but the attention it gives to the experience of former slaves during the war is worthwhile. The site seems to...More

Thank suzfuller
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was hoping for more...I've read stories about these camps and the impact it had on escaped slaves and the war effort. All this is, is a park with statues representing activities or events. Not much detail. Interesting, but unless you're in the area, not...More

1  Thank mimibobo23
Reviewed 19 July 2015

It gave me an understanding of just what the blacks had to go through! Eye opening stuff! This place showed the creativity of all slaves and their ability to thrive!

Thank golfnutt1980
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Camp is an historic site and part of the Corinth Civil War experience where freed slaves lived and worked while the Union occupied Corinth. While there are no plaques to explain what happened there, there are beautiful bronze statues that line a walking trail....More

1  Thank DirectorCris
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Large open park with walking paths to statues that tell the story of escaping slaves who had a large camp here. Today the park is just a portion of that large 'contraband' camp - as at one time runaway slaves were considered contraband and subject...More

1  Thank TheGrandMan
Reviewed 13 April 2015

There are only six sculptures here, but they are definitely worth seeing. We spent about 20 minutes here, so if you can fit it in, I strongly recommend it. The park is open from dawn to dusk. The figures are very lifelike and make you...More

Thank Judy B
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