Railroad Crossing In Corinth Essay

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The Railroad Crossing in Corinth, MS has been immensely significant historically, and helped Corinth grow as a whole over a long period of time. The Crossroads were the intersection in Corinth of a main North/South line and a vital East/West line (the spine of the confederacy). There were many ways the Crossroads reflected this significance through history but were most obviously significant while the Civil War was going on. It was very helpful during the Civil War. The Confederacy used the Crossroads to transport soldiers, food, weapons, and resources that they were going to need during the Civil War. As time goes on, the Crossroads have developed into something more useful for Corinth. It has even brought a few presidents to Corinth such …show more content…
There were three times periods. 1850 - 1900, 1900 -1950, & 1950 – our current time. The peoples groups changed over time. In the 1850 – 1900 time, you most likely had to use a train to travel for all people groups and this is during the Civil War. In the 1900 – 1950, this is after the Civil War & when railroads started to be used more. There were also little to none African Americans. Around the late 1930s, they used the railroads to transport goods to Corinth. Now from the 1950s – our current time, there are many different people groups. According to the source that talks about the amount of trains and supplies that comes through Corinth, you can tell that this source partially impacts the various people groups. The many people groups in the United States and in Corinth use these …show more content…
First off Corinth is a city in Mississippi was part of the Confederacy. The Confederacy was the 11 southern states that were not apart of the Union from 1860 – 61. The Confederacy would need the railroads for a lot of different things. They needed to ship troops, arms, food, ordnance all around the whole Confederacy. The Union could use the Corinth railroads too. So they came up with a plan to take the crossing point and then take the Confederates benefits of using the railroads. The Union would be able to stop the Confederacy from transporting any goods or materials during the war. It would make it ten times harder on the Union. In a few of my sources it talked about some important generals that were in the Civil War and apart of the Confederacy. General Henry W. Halleck said the first quote. The source talk about Corinth and Richmond about how nice and good the places could be use to be during the war and that these two towns should be secured at all time. Saying that the North used the railroads to get troops and supplies to the south could prove this source. The south also had used the railroads for the same things. These two towns were important because of the

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