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Corinth lights up the sky with its first grand illumination

CORINTH, Miss. - On Saturday, November 8, Corinth will be aglow with eight thousand luminaries sponsored by the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.

These luminaries are symbol of the number of casualties from both the North and South during the Civil War Battle of Corinth, which took place on October 3-4, 1862. The luminaries will be placed at the site of Battery Robinett and then form a path into downtown highlighting antebellum homes, the Contraband Camp and the historic railroad crossings. The luminary event will run from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The public is also encouraged to come early to take part in the many events scheduled throughout the day on Saturday. Main Street merchants are kicking off the holiday season with open houses and specials; the Verandah/Curlee House is hosting its annual Heritage Festival with craft and art displays; the Crossroads Museum and Corinth Artist Guild Gallery are having special exhibits; and the Corinth Coliseum is opening for special tours. At the Civil War Interpretive Center, living history enactors will be camping and giving demonstrations; a special book signing will be held; and at 7:00 p.m., Old Towne Brass will be presenting a free concert.

Free carriage rides will be available from 2-7:30 p.m. for those wishing to see the town from a different perspective. For a complete schedule of events and a map of the luminary route, contact the Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-748-9048 or .

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