Confederate Military History - Mississippi

This set was written by distinguished men of the South, producing a work which truly portrays the times and issues of the Confederacy. It was edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia.

Two volumes--the first and the last--comprise such subjects as the justification of the Southern States in seceding from the Union and the honorable conduct of the war by the Confederate States government; the history of the actions and concessions of the South in the formation of the Union and its policy in securing the existing magnificent territorial dominion of the United States; the civil history of the Confederate States, supplemented with sketches of the President, Vice-President, cabinet officers and other officials of the government; Confederate naval history; the morale of the armies; the South since the war, and a connected outline of events from the beginning of the struggle to its close. We have combined these two volumes into one "Causes of the War" volume.

There are also individual volumes for each state: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas & Florida. An additional volume covers the Confederate Navy.

Each state being treated in a separate history allows space for details concerning its peculiar story, its own devotion, its own heroes, and its battlefields. These volumes contain information on each unit; where, when, and by whom the unit was formed. There are also some Rosters.

Table of Contents for the Mississippi volume

  • CHAPTER I. Civil Action of the State in Seceding from the Federal Union--Review of the Reasons for Secession--Legislature Provides for Convention--Proceedings of the Same 21
  • CHAPTER II. Purchase of Arms--Organization of State Troops--Jefferson Davis Commander-in-Chief--Troops at Corinth--First Hostilities on the Mississippi 42
  • CHAPTER. III. Mississippi Troops Without the State, 1861- At Pensacola--Fight at Santa Rosa Island--The Regiments in Virginia--Their Service at First Manassas and Leesburg 48
  • CHAPTER lV. Defense of the Mississippi River--Albert Sidney Johnston's Army--State Troops in Kentucky--Battle of Belmont--Fishing Creek--Fort Henry--Fort Donelson--Reorganization at Corinth--Battle of Shiloh 55
  • CHAPTER V. Siege of Corinth--Engagements at Farmington and Serratt's House--Evacuation of Corinth--Affair at Booneville--Organization at Tupelo--Patriotism of the People--Bragg Moves to Chattanooga 80
  • CHAPTER VI. Blockade of the Mississippi River--Ship Island --Biloxi and Pass Christian--Fall of New Orleans--First Attack on Vicksburg--Exploits of the Ram Arkansas--Battle of Baton Rouge 97
  • CHAPTER VII. Campaigns of Price and Van Dorn--Battle of Iuka--Mississippi Commands in Van Dorn's Army--Battle of Corinth--Hatchie Bridge--Grant's Campaign on the Central Railroad--Invasion from Arkansas--Forrest in West Tennessee--Van Dorn at Holly Springs--President Davis Visits Mississippi--Sherman Defeated at Chickasaw Bayou, 115
  • CHAPTER VIII. Service of Mississippians Wilhout the State in 1862--Munfordville-Perryville-Murfreesboro-Yorktown--Seven Pines--Shenandoah Valley--Seven Days' Battles-Second Manassas-Harper's Ferry-Sharpsburg-Fredericksburg 145
  • CHAPTER IX. Operations in Mississippi--January to July, 1863--Federal Forces at Young's Point--Expeditions North of Vicksburg--Organization of Confederate Forces--Grierson's Raid--Grant at Bruinsburg--Battles of Fort Gibson and Raymond--Plans of Johnston and Pemberton--Battle of Baker's Creek--Big Black Bridge--Siege of Vicksburg-Pemberton's Capitulation 161
  • CHAPTER. X. Operations in Mississippi--July to December, 1863--Siege of Jackson--Minor Operations in the State-Service of Mississippians Outside the State--Battle of Chickamauga -Knoxville -Chancellorsville -Missionary Ridge--Ringgold--Gettysburg 208
  • CHAPTER Xl. Events of 1864--Federal Plans of Campaign --Organization under General Polk--Sherman's Meridian Expedition--Federal Defeat at Sakatonchee Creek and Okolona--Destruction of Meridian--Forrest in West Tennessee --Organization under Gen. S. D. Lee--Victory at Tishamingo Creek--Battle of Harrisburg--Raid to Memphis--Raid on the Tennessee River--Minor Operations 236
  • CHAPTER XII. Mississippi Commands Without the State, 1864--Atlanta Campaign--Nashville Campaign-Eastern Virginia Campaign--Shenandoah Valley Campaign 264
  • CHAPTER XIII. Events of 1865--Forrest in Command--Deplorable Suffering of the People--Cavalry Organizations---Battle of Selma--General Taylor at Meridian--Mississippians in Virginia and the Carolinas--Capitulation of General Taylor--Summary of Mississippi's Contribution of Soldiers --Inauguration of Governor Humphreys 277

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