Remembering Mississippi's Confederates (Images of America Series)

Overview

The Confederate States of America engaged in a battle for national survival that lasted four long and incredibly bloody years. The conflict went on for so long because thousands of rebels were willing to lay down their lives and defend their homes to the last man and last cartridge. Many of these soldiers were Mississippians—approximately 78,000 citizens of the Magnolia State can be documented as having served in the Civil War. Of this number, over 27,500 died either of disease or in combat. Remembering ...

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Overview

The Confederate States of America engaged in a battle for national survival that lasted four long and incredibly bloody years. The conflict went on for so long because thousands of rebels were willing to lay down their lives and defend their homes to the last man and last cartridge. Many of these soldiers were Mississippians—approximately 78,000 citizens of the Magnolia State can be documented as having served in the Civil War. Of this number, over 27,500 died either of disease or in combat. Remembering Mississippi's Confederates is a photographic tribute to the men who fought so gallantly for their state. Many of the images in this volume have never been published and come from the proud descendants of the soldiers themselves; others were acquired from collections spread across the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738594132
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,399,304
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff T. Giambrone is a historian for Communication Arts Company in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Beneath Torn and Tattered Flags: A Regimental History of the 38th Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A., and An Illustrated Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign and National Military Park.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Road to War 9

2 The Gathering Storm 19

3 Mississippians in the Army of Northern Virginia 31

4 Mississippians in the Western Armies 53

5 Mississippi Veterans 91

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