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Address: 501 West Linden Street, Corinth, MS 38834
Phone Number: 662-287-9273
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Description: Many African Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking...
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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Exceptional sculptures

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Appleton
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Appleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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 think, especially the one with the books. It would be nice if flowers could be... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The National Park Service has done another outstanding job with this small park. It consists of, perhaps, two city blocks in area with a leisurely walkway around the periphery that features a half dozen wonderful, life-sized bronze statues of escaped slaves who found a new life and are starting on their long road to freedom. It is a very moving... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is basically a park with a circular walk among tall trees, alongside of which you find bronze statues of figures who you might have found in the camp in the civil war days. But the statues show both gravitas and whimsy, and are educational in their way.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

You should make sure to include this in your visit to Corinth. So much history here. Stop here after you've visited the Civil War Interpretive Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you enjoy history, make this a stop next time that you visit Corinth, MS. You will learn about the former slave camp and see very good replica's of camp life in the many statues that line the short circular walkway.

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Corinth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The site of the village where emancipated slaves lived and worked during the occupation of Corinth during the Civil War is now a quiet walking area with many lovely statues depicting the lives at the camp.

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Iola, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Adjacent to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and part of the National Park Serive Shiloh National Military Park unit. Excellent to learn about the involvement of Northern Mississippi and Southern Tennessee in the war

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The contraband camp is one of several places in the Corinth area that are Civil war sites. I really wanted to visit this site because the story of slaves and the impact of the Civil war had on their lives often isn't highlighted. I would suggest to visit the Corinth Interpretive center first before heading to the camp. There is... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I don't know what we were thinking this would be but it was only a small park area with bronze statues. It would have been helpful to have some background on what happened there. We did go to the interpretive center and that did tell of the slaves lives but something more should be at the contraband camp site itself.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Great stop while in Corinth. allow about 30 minutes or so to walk through. Start at the interpretive center though so you will know about camp. there isnt info posted. start walk between concrete markers-however to the left near exit is a tree with a brochure on it. we didnt see it until we were leaving. it is a bit... More 

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