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Sesquicentennial events

October–November
1862 & 2012

Oct 3–4, 1862 – Battle of Corinth (MS)

Then: Confederates under Gen. Earl Van Dorn attempted to re-capture this important rail junction but were turned back after desperate fighting.


2012: The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (part of the Shiloh National Military Park) interprets the rich history of the area.
Battle anniversary plans TBA.
Website: www.nps.gov/shil/historyculture/corinth.htm.

kyOct 8, 1862 – Battle of Perryville (KY)

Then: Union forces didn't exactly win this confusing battle, but overwhelming Union strength in the area forced Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg to withdraw to Tennessee, ending the Kentucky Campaign.


2012: The battlefield is preserved and interpreted in the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
Website: www.perryvillebattlefield.org.

A reenactment on the battlefield is planned Oct 5–7.
Website: www.perryvillebattlefield.org.

Perryville

Oct 27 – Battle of Island Mound (MO)

Then: Black troops organized at "Fort Africa" near Butler (MO) fought off Confederate guerrillas at Island Mound.


2012: A new Missouri State Historic Site opens on the anniversary date with talks and living history.
Website: mostateparks.com/event/59735/battle-island-mound-dedication

Oct 31–Nov 2 – Battle of Unison (VA)

Then: The Union army finally began moving south following the Battle of Antietam. Confederate cavalry contested it during this three-day running battle in Northern Virginia. Union commander George McClellan wasn't moving fast enough for Lincoln. He was removed from command at nearby Rectortown Nov 7.


2012: Civil War Trails signs mark several battlefield locations and the McClellan Rectortown site.

Living history, talks tours and much more is scheduled during Unison Heritage Day Oct. 27.
Website: www.unisonva.org/events.html

Evening lecture Nov 2 at the Unison United Methodist Church (which was in the heat of the battle).
Website: www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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