The Poindexter Family Reunion
Image of tall masted ships tied to a dock during colonial times.
June 25 - 28, 2009
Corinth, Mississippi & Shiloh National Military Park

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The 2009 Reunion was great! We met Poindexters local to Corinth, learned about, and ate, Slugbergers, listened to Bluegrass music on the town square one evening, toured local railroad musem and Shiloh National Battlefield. Feel free to browse these pages to see what all we did.

View the Family Group Photo of most everyone attending this reunion. Photograph by Kay Poindexter.

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Tours, good food, and the sharing of family history and stories are the focal points of every Poindexter Family Reunion. This summer, explore western reaches of the American Civil War along with meeting or catching up with other descendants of the Poindexter/Poingdestre family.

Explore how the fate of a nation was shaped by dramatic events in Corinth during 1862. At the junction of the Memphis & Charleston and the Mobile & Ohio railroads, Corinth was recognized for its strategic importance by Confederate and Union Commanders. On April 6-7, 1862, the Confederate army made a preemptive strike north of Corinth to protect the city against Union Troops. The result was the Battle of Shiloh (fought partially on Poindexter land). We'll tour the battlefields & museums, listen to bluegrass on the town square, eat lots of great southern food, and end with a catered Banquet Buffet from a wonderful local restaurant - The Waldron. Don't miss eating at Borroums Drugstore, the oldest in MS and with a working soda fountain.

Today, Corinth boasts a population of more than 14,000 people and is full of history. Some more facts about Corinth and Shiloh:

“No soldier who took part in the two day’s engagement at Shiloh ever spoiled for a fight again,” recalled one Union veteran. “We wanted a square, stand-up fight [and] got all we wanted of it.” Besides preserving the site of the bloody April 1862 battle in Tennessee, the park commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the key railroad junction at nearby Corinth, Mississippi.

December 7, 1874, three to four members of the Jesse James-Cole Younger gang rode into Corinth, hitched their horses and carried out a seamless plan to rob the Tishomingo Savings Institution. Refusing to cooperate, the bank owner, Alonzo Taylor, allegedly told them “I’d rather be in hell than in Corinth without money.” The outlaws escaped with $15,000.

During the 1940’s and continuing through the 1960’s, Corinth gained a reputation for being the hide-away for several Chicago mob affiliates and home to a notorious group from Alabama that became known as the “State Line Mob.” Quickly being nicknamed “Little Chicago,” Corinth’s nightlife became one filled with many “questionable” activities. In 1964, Bufford Pusser pinned on the badge of McNairy County Tennessee Sheriff and immediately pursued avenues to rid the Mississippi - Tennessee State Line Area of criminal activities. Now this tranquil stretch of by-passed highway holds only memories of Corinth’s colorful, yet checkered, past.

 

 

 

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