- Associated Press - Sunday, March 16, 2014

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Volunteers are teaming with the Civil War Trust will work with local preservationists on maintenance of Civil War sites on March 22.

The Corinth Battlefield Unit of Shiloh National Military Park along with the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth and the William P. Rogers Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp will participate in the landscaping and cleaning of the protected sites, The Daily Corinthian reported (http://bit.ly/1oFgqr1).

The Corinth Battlefield activity will include landscaping work on the historic grounds of the Verandah-Curlee House to prepare the site for the Corinth home and garden tour on April 5.

“We hope to have the Verandah-Curlee House open on April 5 for the tour and need help sprucing up the grounds,” said Supervisory Park Ranger Ashley Berry. “This cleanup is much needed.”

Volunteers are needed to work on cleaning flower beds, removing intrusive ivy and trimming tree limbs.

The spruce-up is part of Civil War Park Day, a nationwide effort that includes about 100 historic sites in 26 states.

Last year, nearly 8,000 volunteers showed up and donated more than 36,000 hours of their time to at 105 historic sites across the country, organizers said.

“The Corinth battlefield is excited about this year’s Park Day. We expect a large turnout,” said Shiloh Military Park volunteer coordinator Heather Henson.

People who want to volunteer their services should contact Park Ranger Jim Minor at 662-287-9273.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.