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Legend of the Free State of Jones

By Rudy H. Leverett
Categories: History

A maverick, unionist district in the heart of the Old South? A notorious county that seceded from the Confederacy? This is how Jones County, Mississippi, is known in myth and legend.

Since 1864 the legend ...

A Lost Heroine of the Confederacy

Edited by William Galbraith & Loretta Galbraith
Categories: History

In an era that glorified Southern womanhood, especially the women who contributed significantly to the Confederate cause, the of this fascinating book, until now, somehow has been largely forgotten.

These ...


This is the story of a house, "Brierfield," and incidentally of a man, Jefferson Davis, and his family. The author traces the story of "Brierfield" from its construction in the antebellum period to its ...

Lincoln's Moral Vision

By James Tackach
Categories: History

On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln gave his Second Inaugural Address, the final great speech of his three- decades public career. Delivered a little more than a month before the end of the Civil War and ...

Shiloh and Corinth

By Timothy T. Isbell
Categories: History

On April 6 and 7, 1862, at Shiloh a desperate battle between surprised Union forces and attacking Confederates ushered in the carnage that would mark the Civil War. At the Hornet\'s Nest, in the Peach ...


By Timothy T. Isbell
Categories: History

To the leaders of the North and South, Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the “key” to the Civil War. For the Union, control of the vital Mississippi River would never be regained unless Vicksburg was subdued. ...


By Timothy T. Isbell
Categories: History

Searching for an ultimate victory to end the Civil War, Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia fought for three days on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On July 4, 1863, the Confederate ...

Confederate Industry

By Harold S. Wilson
Categories: History

By 1860 the South ranked high among the developed countries of the world in per capita income and life expectancy and in the number of railroad miles, telegraph lines, and institutions of higher learning. ...

The Sinking of the USS Cairo

By John C. Wideman
Categories: History

In 1862, in one of the South's most amazing secret operations, a Confederate team, using newly invented explosive mines, blew up the USS Cairo, one of the Union's most feared ironclad gunboats. It sank ...

The Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry

Edited by Robert G. Evans
Categories: History

They fought in the Shenandoah campaign that blazed Stonewall Jackson's reputation. They fought in the Seven Days' Battles and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, in the Wilderness ...