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1st Mississippi Negro Cavalry bringing into Vicksburg Rebel prisoners captured

The War In Mississippi -- The 1st Mississippi Negro Cavalry Bringing Into Vicksburg Rebel Prisoners Captured At Haines' Bluff.

The war in Mississippi -- the Mississippi Negro Cavalry bringing into Vicksburg Rebel prisoners captured at Haines' . [War in Mississippi -- the First Mississippi Negro Cavalry br.

Frederick B. Schell (1838-1905) “The War in Mississippi—The 1st Mississippi Negro Cavalry Bringing into Vicksburg Rebel Prisoners Captured at Haines Bluff. –From a Sketch by our Special Artist, Fred B. Schell.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated News  December 19, 1863 Wood engraving

Frederick B. Schell “The War in Mississippi—The Mississippi Negro Cavalry Bringing into Vicksburg Rebel Prisoners Captured at Haines Bluff. –From a Sketch by our Special Artist, Fred B.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated News December 1863 Wood engraving

A group of soldiers from the 64th USCT pose next to their cabins at Davis Bend, south of Vicksburg

Taken in this vintage photograph shows soldiers from the Colored Infantry Regiment standing in formation at their camp at Palmyra Bend, which was in Warren County.

150 Years Ago, August 22, 1864: The Burning of Oxford, Mississippi This is war...my hometown

North Mississippi Entertainment Guide – Oxford, Mississippi, Ole Miss – Read at Maximum Volume!

African American Monument,  Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Jesse Jackson's Civil War column: Keep race-based politics alive

African American Monument, Vicksburg National Military Park Fresh off his disastrous race-based effort to get woefully-inept Carol Mosel.

First Monday Trade Day, Ripley, #Mississippi 1916  From "Old Collierville" on FB

First Monday Trade Days on the Square in Ripley, MS - 1916

Isaiah Montgomery Isaiah Montgomery purchased 840 acres (3.4 km2) between the Vicksburg and Memphis railroad lines for the purpose of establishing the community of freed slaves his father dreamed of. Along with other former slaves, Isaiah Montgomery established the town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1887.

Mound Bayou: Mississippi’s “Jewel of the Delta” and The Largest All-Black Town in the U.

Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.

Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of his former owner Joseph Davis who's brother was Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.

Description: (MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) JOHNSON, MAJOR A.H. Major A.H. Johnson, Drummer Boy 54th Regiment, 1861-1865. Cabinet sized printed blue card, 3-5/8 x 5-1/4 inches, light wear to corners, slight discoloration. inscribed by johnson on the reverse/span Np, circa 1900-1914

Description: (MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) JOHNSON, MAJOR A.H. Major A.H. Johnson, Drummer Boy 54th Regiment, 1861-1865. Cabinet sized printed blue card, 3-5/8 x 5-1/4 inches, light wear to corners, slight discoloration. inscribed by johnson on the reverse/span Np, circa 1900-1914

54th Massachusetts Regiment; the first official all African-American unit organized during the Civil War. | Florida Memory

The Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was one of the first official all African-American unit organized during the Civil War.

With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the Civil War has been a hot topic. But for some people, like Rod Coddington, it's always an area of interest — blockbuster or not.

African-American Faces Of The Civil War

Jeremiah Saunders was born into slavery, but when his master died, he joined the Union army and was eventually promoted to corporal.

Shelling Vicksburg

This Civil War Harper's Weekly features a picture of shelling Vicksburg

Sylvester Magee's obituary proclaimed him to be "The Last American Slave." According to oral histories, Sylvester Magee was born in North Carolina on May 29, 1841 and sold at Enterprise, Mississippi. He was present at the Vicksburg siege and pressed into service in the Union army. Another source relates that Magee also had duties as a gravedigger in the Vicksburg burial details. By the mid-1960s, due to his advanced age, Sylvester Magee became nationally famous.

Sylvester Magee's obituary proclaimed him to be "The Last American Slave." According to oral histories, Sylvester Magee was born in North Carolina on May 29, 1841 and sold at Enterprise, Mississippi. He was present at the Vicksburg siege and pressed into service in the Union army. Another source relates that Magee also had duties as a gravedigger in the Vicksburg burial details. By the mid-1960s, due to his advanced age, Sylvester Magee became nationally famous.

General Pemberton's HQ in Vicksburg: May of 1863 tens of thousands of men moved. In seven days’ time men fought at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion’s Hill and Big Black River Bridge. http://www.amazon.com/Journal-Cavalry-Bugler-Georgiann-Baldino/dp/0985912332

Journal of a Cavalry Bugler by Georgiann Baldino on iBooks

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