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Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Timothy B. Smith


This book examines Mississippi’s Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state’s political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. The state saw extensive military operations, destruction, and bloodshed within her borders. One of the most frightful and extended sieges of the war ended in a crucial Confederate defeat at Vicksburg, the capstone to a tremendous Union campaign. As Confederate forces and Mississippi became overwhelmed militarily, the populace’s morale began to crumble. Realizing that the enemy could roll unchecked ... More

Keywords: Mississippi, Civil War, Union army, Confederate defeat, Vicksburg, Unionists, African Americans, Mississippians, total war, military operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734294
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy B. Smith, author