Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War: Mississippi's Longest Civil War (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2003 - History - 336 pages
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Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters i
  

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User Review  - Matt Cleere - Goodreads

A great look inside the Civil War south. Contrary to what confederate flag waiving Southerners like to think, not everybody in the South was keen on secession from the North. My family on my Mom's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen Hallquist - Goodreads

I have a lot of family connections to the people in this book. It was fun to read after doing all the genealogy. Read full review

Contents

Race and the Ongoing Battle over the Free State of Jones
1
Part One The Origins of Mississippis Piney Woods People
9
Part Two Civil War Reconstruction and the Struggle for Power
91
Davis Knights Miscegenation Trial
177
Appendixes
191
Notes
209
Bibliography
281
Index
305
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