About the Hunt Phelan home
Built between 1828 - 1832, the home was host to many well known Tennesseans such as President Andrew Jackson, Jefferson Davis and General N.B. Forest. Confederate General Leonidas Polk planed the battle of Corinth in the home and General U.S. Grant later used the house as his headquarters where he devised the Vicksburg campaign. The home also serves as a Union hospital. After the war, one of the first schools for freed slaves was built on the ppropter by the Freedman’s Bureau.