Corinth Contraband Camp
Corinth, MS

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1. Corinth Contraband Camp
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3. Grand Opening Activities Planned for Corinth Civil War Interpretative Center
4. Corinth, Mississippi: Attractions
5. CORINTH: The Story of a Contraband Camp

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, Mississippi.


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