Tishomingo Hotel

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Tishomingo Hotel (the United States)
General information
Location Corinth, Mississippi
Coordinates 34°56′03″N88°31′17″W / 34.93417°N 88.52139°W / 34.93417; -88.52139
DemolishedJanuary 19, 1865
Technical details
Structural system Brick
Design and construction
Architect Martin Siegrist
Structural engineerMartin Siegrist
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Tishomingo Hotel in Corinth, Mississippi was a hotel built in 1859, used as a military hospital during the American Civil War. It was burned down by Confederate forces in 1865.

The two-story hotel was built in 1859 by Swiss architect Martin Siegrist. The hotel had a prime location, close to the railroad depot. In the backyard stood the hotel kitchen in a separate building, as well as a number of outbuildings.

During the war it became a military hospital of both contending armies. First as a Confederate hospital after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, and then as a Union hospital after Battle of Corinth in October the same year. It was later used as a shelter for escaped slaves.

In 1865 Corinth briefly fell into Confederate hands again, and the hotel was used as a supply magazine. When leaving town, the Confederate army under John B. Hood burned the hotel, in order to prevent the Union army from taking control over the supplies. [2] [3] [4]

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  2. 1 2 "Corinth's Civil War - Tishomingo Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service, Shiloh National Military Park. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.
  3. 1 2 "What happened after the "Yankees" left town?" (PDF). National Park Service, Shiloh National Military Park. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.
  4. "There The Skeletons Lie: Corinth in 1866". Mississippians in the Confederate Army. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.