Tishomingo Hotel

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Tishomingo Hotel
Tishomingo Hotel in 1862
Tishomingo Hotel is located in Mississippi
Tishomingo Hotel
Location within the state of Mississippi
Tishomingo Hotel is located in the United States
Tishomingo Hotel
Tishomingo Hotel (the United States)
General information
LocationCorinth, Mississippi
Coordinates34°56′03″N 88°31′17″W / 34.93417°N 88.52139°W / 34.93417; -88.52139
DemolishedJanuary 19, 1865
Technical details
Structural systemBrick
Design and construction
Architect(s)Martin Siegrist
Structural engineerMartin Siegrist

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]


  1. ^ "The Old Tishomingo Hotel". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Corinth's Civil War - Tishomingo Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service, Shiloh National Military Park. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ a b "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. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 1 Oct 2016.