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Corinth Contraband Camp

902 N Parkway St, Corinth, MS 38834-4405
+1 662-287-9273
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Bronze Sculptures are So Cool

Small park a little off the beaten path, but the park ranger at the Corinth National Park provided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suedrs
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Clear Lake, MN
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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
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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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"interpretive center"
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"bit hard to find"
in 2 reviews
"walking path"
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"contraband"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small park a little off the beaten path, but the park ranger at the Corinth National Park provided excellent directions. It is short walk thru a grassy area with life size bronze statues of freed slaves performing routine tasks. Very informative plaques explain that the...More

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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

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Reviewed 16 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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 23 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

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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!

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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
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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
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