Corona Female College was a female seminary, located in Corinth, Mississippi.

Union soldiers hoisting the Stars and Stripes over Corona Female College

The school was founded by Rev. L. B. Gaston in 1857.[1] It was situated in a three-story building.[2] The college had a lyceum society and the students published a literary magazine[3] which was known as The Wreath.[4]

Its main building was commandeered by the Union Army for use as a hospital during the nearby battle of Shiloh in 1862, as was the nearby Tishomingo Hotel.[5] The Union Army evacuated the area in 1864, burning the college's building. Corona Female College never reopened.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Mary Carol Miller (2002). Lost Landmarks of Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 20–22. ISBN 978-1-57806-475-5. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  2. ^ Larry J. Daniel (12 June 1998). Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War. Simon and Schuster. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-684-83857-1. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ Jonathan Daniel Wells (24 October 2011). Women Writers and Journalists in the Nineteenth-Century South. Cambridge University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-107-01266-0. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Corona Wreath". Charleston Courier. July 21, 1858. p. 1.
  5. ^ Ben Wynne (30 November 2006). Mississippi's Civil War: A Narrative History. Mercer University Press. p. 66. ISBN 978-0-88146-039-1. Retrieved 28 July 2012.