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Corinth Contraband Camp, Corinth

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Park · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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  • This was a movie stop while we were in Corinth. We came after visiting the Civil War Interpretive Center, so my daughter (8 years old) and I talked about all kinds of topics as we walked around the.....  more »
  • We stopped here after visiting the Corinth center. There isn't anything physically left, but the sculptures do an good job depicting the varied jobs the freemen had here.  more »
  • An excellent historical site. The park is small. It is never crowded. There is a small amount of parking. It is well marked. The statues are descriptive of life in the camp. Visit the Civil War Interpretive Center first in order to gain a better appreciation of the camp. Couple this with a visit to the Afro-American History Museum.
  • The Contraband Camp offers a brief look at the history of acquired former slaves' lives after the Union Army seized Corinth. Unfortunately there are no log cabins resembling the ones the 6,000 newly freed men and women lived in, but the clearing and walking path allow for reflection. Bronze statues stand as memorials to those active during this brief period.
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