Hundreds of volunteers will honor the souls of the twelve thousand
Civil War casualties by lighting luminaries. The
luminaries will be placed at the site of Battery Robinett/Corinth
Civil War Interpretive Center and then form a path into downtown
highlighting antebellum homes, the historic business district,
the Contraband Camp and the historic railroad crossings.
In 2012, Corinths Grand Illumination will offer many special
events throughout the two-days. Downtown shops will kick off
the holiday season with open houses and free horse-drawn carriage
rides throughout the historic district. While on a complimentary
Downtown Walking Tour, visitors learn the stories of the people
and events that shaped the history of the small crossroads town.
At the Civil War Interpretive Center, Living History Programs
will be hosted by the 43rd Mississippi Camel Corps with live
camels on the grounds. Artillery demonstrations will be offered.
A variety of story telling, poetry reading & entertainment
will be held at the Corinth Contraband Camp.
Local music and performances by local threate youth will be
held on the amphitheatre stage at Trailhead Park. Musicians
will present Civil War favorites at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive
Center. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available prior to