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Corinth Contraband Camp

In 1862, a contraband camp was built at Corinth to house escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a successful working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided in what was considered a "model camp." The 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent was recruited from the camp for service in the Union Army. The present site is comprised of 21-acres with pedestrian promanade. Bronze figures depicting life in the camp will be added beginning in November 2008.
North Parkway St.
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662.287.8300
Fax: 662.286.0102
Toll-Free: 800.748.9048
www.corinth.net
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Admission: Free
 

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