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Armstead, George (fl. 1861-1865) Corona College, Corinth.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0024 Author/Creator: Armstead, George (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: Corinth, Mississippi Type: Photograph Date: 1862-1864 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 27.9 x 22.8 cm.

A print of a photograph of the main building of the former Corona College in Corinth, MS. The building is three stories and made of brick. A horse-drawn ambulance is parked at the entrance. Note that the columns are also made of brick. Corona College was founded in 1857 as a female seminary. After the Battle of Shiloh in 1862, the Union Army commandeered the college to use as a hospital. The Army left the area in 1864 and burned the building to the ground, the college never re-opened. On verso: purple ink inscription on adhered tag: "No 18. Corona College, Corinth. Used as a hospital."; stamp of the Century Co.; graphite inscription on verso: "VII page 233" and "18 Armstead." Graphite cropping marks on recto of the mount.

Information from Wynne, B., Mississippi's Civil War: A narrative history (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2006) 66.

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