U.S. Corps of Topographical Engineers

Maps and images of Batteries Robinett and Williams
and construction images of
Battery Powellinett

Constructed for the Battle of Corinth
2005

 

 

IMAGES OF BATTERY POWELLINETT CONSTRUCTION

battery_view
Panoramic view of the interior of the battery as of June, showing finished revetment.
covered_way
Panorama of rear of battery showing the southern breastworks on the right, covered way and battery interior in the center, and the northern breastworks to the left.
Battery_interior__pano
Panorama of interior of battery.  Rear opening of covered way is visible on far right and left of image.
Pano_from_southwest
Elevated panorama showing from left to right:  northern breastworks, covered way, battery interior, ditch in front of battery, and southern breastworks.
rifle_pits
180 degree panorama showing from left:  rifle pits east and southeast of battery complex and covered way west of battery.
exit_view
View of the front of the battery from the east, rifle pit in the foreground.  Not visible is the twenty feet wide, six feet deep ditch in front of the parapet.

BATTERY "POWELLINETT" PLANS

Powellinett_short_dimension
Plan view of 5-gun battery with dimensions.
site map
Detail of placement of Battery "Powellinett" on Corinth 2005 property.  Geometry of the battery and covered way has been changed from the original in order to use the design for both Batteries Powell and Robinett and to fit the site.  A total of five embrasures have been constructed, and the length of the covered way has been shortened drastically from the original.   Battery Williams is located in the northwest corner on a low knoll.
July_battery_plan
Plan of the finished Battery Powellinett complex.
Detail_Powellinett  
 Detail of battery construction.

 

CONCEPTUAL MODELS

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Views of proposed Battery Powellinett

   

HISTORICAL MAPS AND IMAGES

 

Batteries_plan
1   Plan of batteries showing distances and relative geometry
US_Engr_map_north_is_up
2  A portion of the map Field Fortifications Around Corinth, Miss. -- Also exhibiting the Rebel entrenchments and the approaches of the U.S. forces during May 1862, by Captain Fred Prime.  The original map was drafted with South to the top.  This portion has been rotated so that it reads correctly.
Corinth_area
3  A larger section of the map Field Fortifications Around Corinth, Miss. -- Also exhibiting the Rebel entrenchments and the approaches of the U.S. forces during May 1862, by Captain Fred Prime.  This image is un-rotated, so that North is to the bottom.  Batteries Powell, Williams, and Robinett are shown, as well as the extent of the felled-tree abatis. The map includes the Braton property to the west (lower right) which Charles Cowell indicates in the map in his diary as having cannon.
Budd_map
4  Corinth and vicinity.  A map by Charles H. Budd, Private, Company B, 2nd Iowa Infantry, July 4, 1863.  The outline of Battery Robinett differs from the official map (above), but is similar to archeological findings.  The archeological findings have, most likely, been misinterpreted.
Batteries_Williams_and_Robinette
5  View of Batteries Robinett (to the right of railroad)  and Williams (to the left of the rails) looking westward from the vicinity of the rail crossing just east of town.  Union camps are seen at right.
Second_view_of_batteries_from_Corinth
 6  Another view of the batteries taken north of (3). Structure in foreground is train platform.
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7  Battery Robinett (?) looking westward.
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8  Later (post-war) image taken just to the west of (5), looking eastward toward Corinth.
Dead_in_front_of_Battery_Robinette 9  Looking eastward across covered way of Battery Robinett  Covered way is the structure seen extending southeastward from Battery Robinett to the rail line in the map (1).  It consists of a 25 - 30 foot wide corridor protected by earthworks and ditches on both sides.
Covered_way_looking_southeast
10  Looking southeast from vicinity of battery along covered way.
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11  Near southern end of covered way looking northwestward toward Battery Robinett.
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12  Taken just east of (11), showing outer wall of covered way
trenches_at_Corinth
 13  Lithograph of union trenches in the vicinity of Corinth

 


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