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Shiloh National Military Park to commemorate 160th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth

Douglas the camel and “living historians.” –  NPS photo

On the weekend of Oct. 1-2, activities commemorating the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth will include cannon and musket firing demonstrations, ranger-led programs, and a special visitor in the form of a camel representing Old Douglas, a pack animal used by the 43rd Mississippi Infantry.
The activities take place at the Corinth Battlefield Unit of Shiloh National Military Park in Corinth, Mississippi.
Cannon firing demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Each demonstration will introduce visitors to the implements and ordnance used during the war and demonstrate the duties of wartime cannoneers. The 6-pounder field piece will be fired twice during each program.
Musket firing demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Each demonstration will introduce visitors to the life of the average infantryman during the Civil War and the equipment he was issued.
Old Douglas the Confederate Camel will make appearances Saturday at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. These half-hour long programs will discuss the use of camels in the U.S. military and the story of Old Douglas, the camel that carried the 43rd Mississippi’s band instruments at Corinth.
Saturday’s ranger-led programs:
•10:30 a.m. – Daniel Murray of the 1st U.S. Infantry: Join Daniel Murray, an Irish immigrant soldier, as he describes his life in the Regular Army during the war.
11:30 a.m. – Battery Robinett: On Oct. 4, 1862, the small earthen redoubt known as Battery Robinett was the focus of three attacks by Confederate infantry and dismounted cavalry.
2 p.m. – Civil War Nurse: Nurse Kate Cumming: A young woman from Mobile, Alabama, traveled to Corinth and tended the wounded of both sides.
3:30 p.m. – Battery Robinett: On October 4, 1862, the small earthen redoubt known as Battery Robinett was the focus of three attacks by Confederate infantry and dismounted cavalry.
Sunday’s ranger-led programs:
•10:30 a.m. – Battery Robinett: On Oct. 4, 1862, the small earthen redoubt known as Battery Robinett was the focus of three attacks by Confederate infantry and dismounted cavalry.
11:30 a.m. – Civil War Nurse: Nurse Kate Cumming: A young woman from Mobile, Alabama, traveled to Corinth and tended the wounded of both sides.
1:30 p.m. – Battery Robinett: On Oct. 4, 1862, the small earthen redoubt known as Battery Robinett was the focus of three attacks by Confederate infantry and dismounted cavalry.
All programs on Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public, with no reservations required to attend.

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