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Civil Warrior

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter shows how the American Civil War which Edward Everett had tried so hard to prevent became in many ways his finest hour. The outbreak of open war clarified Everett’s position into ... More


Fighting a Losing Battle: Newt Knight versus the U.S. Court of Claims, 1870–1900

Victoria E. Bynum

in The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833810
eISBN:
9781469604145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898215_bynum.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how former Mississippi congressman John F. H. Claiborne described defeated Confederates to U.S. attorney general George Henry Williams as “bitter and unforgiving” of Southern ... More


"The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

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 ... More


Sacred Wars: Race and the Ongoing Battle over the Free State of Jones

Victoria E. Bynum

in "The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter narrates the 135 year debate over the facts and the meaning of the Jones County, Mississippi, uprising known as the Free State of Jones. It begins with Mississippi’s 1948 conviction of ... More


The Free State Turned Upside Down: Colonel Lowry’s Confederate Raid on Jones County

Victoria E. Bynum

in "The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the effects of the “Lowry Raid”, the best known battle between the Jones County Knight Company and Confederate forces sent to the region to quell desertion. Tracing the ... More


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