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Timothy B. Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734294

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.001.0001

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“The Arms and Military Property of the State”

“The Arms and Military Property of the State”

(p.50) Chapter Three “The Arms and Military Property of the State”
Mississippi in the Civil War

Timothy B. Smith

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the destruction of Mississippi’s military complex during the war. Sending some seventy-eight thousand men to the war effort, Mississippi’s military might was mortally wounded by Federal success on the battlefields. At the same time, the state’s militia was never a major asset, and desertion from units reached massive proportions after the fall of Jackson and Vicksburg in the summer of 1863. Federal armies dismantled Mississippi’s war capability to the point that few soldiers remained in 1865.

Keywords:   military complex, military power, militia, desertion, war capability

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