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  • Confederate States of America. Customs Form, 1861
    the Ordinance of Secession customs duties were no longer collected by a central government in Washington and until the Confederate government could develop a collection the states assumed the responsibility for such collection In June 1861 representatives of a majority of the southern railroad companies met in Chattanooga Tennessee and took steps to establish a common tariff for all southern companies The Mississippi Central Railroad was a major rail line transporting men and goods into and through the state of Mississippi It originated in Jackson where it intersected the Southern Railroad and continued to Grenada Mississippi where it turned slightly northeast through Holly Springs to Jackson Tennessee joining the Mobile and Ohio Railroad there The merchandise listed in this collection was apparently shipped on cars of the Mississippi Central Railroad Scope and Content This collection consists of one oversized customs form with the heading Schedule of Free Goods introduced into the Confederate States of America Handwritten entries on the form list eleven towns which lay on or near the route of the Mississippi Central Railroad Merchandise and the persons or businesses to which it was consigned are also listed on the form A note on the back of the form

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  • Columbus Riflemen, Company "C", First Regiment, 1900
    the President of the Confederate States of America When the Mississippi Rifles arrived in Mexico they became part of the Third Brigade Second Division under General John A Quitman They fought in the Battle of Monterey and the Battle of Buena Vista On January 11 1861 a few days after Mississippi seceded from the Union the Columbus Rifles went to Pensacola Florida to assist the Governor of that state in capturing naval supplies and Federal forts in the area The unit was mustered into Confederate service at Columbus on April 15 1861 and formed Company K of the 14th Regiment Mississippi Infantry On December 8 1861 the Rifles went to Bowling Green Kentucky for instruction under the overall command of General Albert Sidney Johnston They fought at Shiloh where they lost approximately forty men and at Fort Donelson where they were captured and then imprisoned at Camp Douglas Chicago Illinois In Columbus Mississippi on April 25 1866 three women began an activity called Decoration Day This day was set aside to honor the deceased soldiers of the Civil War ladies young and old marched to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus participated in a short service and then placed flowers on the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers In 1869 the ladies of Columbus organized an association to handle the upkeep of the cemetery and to erect a monument to the soldiers of the Confederacy Their plans for a monument were completed and in 1896 the association bequeathed to the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy their responsibilities as caretakers of Confederate soldiers graves In a Decoration Day description of the early 1900 s the members of the UDC rode in carriages in the processional to Friendship Cemetery Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from members

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  • Booth (W.T.) Collection Guide, 1840-1913
    Donelson Tennessee Along with 45 other men Booth escaped the Union troops Traveling on foot through ice and snow across union lines the men made their way back to Mississippi with no weapons and no rations to sustain them Once Booth returned to Mississippi he joined Company H of the 37 th Mississippi Infantry Regiment since his own Regiment had surrendered While with the 37 th Mississippi he fought in the Battle of Iuka on September 19 1862 He also fought in the Battle of Corinth in October 1862 at which time he was shot in the right ankle and left arm He was captured on October 4 when Union troops overran the Confederate hospital in which he was recuperating He was repatriated after a prisoner exchange but was unable to return to service for almost a year due to the wounds sustained in battle He rejoined the 20 th Mississippi in July of 1863 which by then had regrouped In the latter years of the war he saw action in Georgia and Tennessee After the war Booth returned to Jasper County Mississippi and settled down to farming He married Clemontina White in 1868 and they became the parents of eight children Emilie Olivia Ida Elmore Ada Belzora James Henry Eliza H Mary Elizabeth John Benjamin and William Edgar Booth was active in politics and in the Confederate Veteran s Organization He met regularly with his old comrades at reunions held at Beauvoir home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis He died on January 4 1913 and his wife died three years later Both are interred in Green Valley Cemetery just north of Rose Hill Mississippi Source Contents of the Collection Scope and Content Note The collection consists of a booklet documenting the life of William Thomas W T Booth At

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  • Case (Carroll) Papers, 1998
    the United States Title 17 United States Code Form of Material One copy of Carroll Case s 1998 book The Slaughter An American Atrocity about the alleged massacre of African American soldiers at Camp Van Dorn near Centreville Mississippi during World War II The first half of the book contains documentary material the second half is the author s fictional re creation of what he believes happened A copy of

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  • Confederate States of America. Port of Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1861
    duties were no longer collected by a central government in Washington and until the Confederate government could develop a collection system the states assumed the responsibility for such collection In June 1861 representatives of a majority of the southern railroad companies met in Chattanooga Tennessee and took steps to establish a common tariff for all southern companies The Mississippi Central Railroad originated in Jackson Mississippi where it intersected the Southern Railroad and continued to Grenada Mississippi where it turned slightly northeast through Holly Springs to Jackson Tennessee joining the Mobile and Ohio Railroad there The Mississippi Central was a major rail line transporting men and goods into and through the state of Mississippi The merchandise listed in this collection was shipped on cars of the Mississippi Central Railroad Holly Springs Mississippi was the site of major military activity in the early months of the Civil War Scope and Content This collection contains a single document a customs form notarized by a local justice of the peace The form originated on May 13 1861 when whiskey was shipped via the Mississippi Central Railroad to J P Atkinson at Holly Springs Mississippi On May 1861 the justice J R Fariss notarized the

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  • Chambers (William Pitt) Diary, 1862-1865
    the seige was taken prisoner and then released on parole according to the terms of the Vicksburg surrender Returning to the army after his parole and exchange in late 1863 Chambers and his unit were transported by rail and water through Mobile and Montgomery to Resaca Georgia where they remained for more than a month doing road repairs following the battle at Chattanooga then they returned to Mobile to man fortifications there Later in 1864 they were transported back to Georgia where they fought at Lost Mountain Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta Chambers was wounded near Lost Mountain Georgia and describes 20 days of marching before he reached a hospital where the bullet was removed from his shoulder Following a 60 day furlough Chambers joined his unit in West Point Mississippi and was transported to the area of Mobile Alabama where his unit fought at Blakely Chambers and several others who had been separated from their units returned overland to Meridian where on April 22 1865 they were ordered aboard trains and moved into Alabama On May 9 1865 Chambers diary entry included these words I am a soldier no longer The final entry in the diary is dated May 16 1865 After his return from the war Chambers married Sarah Robertson and returned to teaching school In later years he lived in Hattiesburg Mississippi where he worked in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Forrest County He was active in the United Confederate Veterans Camp holding the office of Adjutant at his death in 1916 Scope and Content This collection consists of a copy of pages 225 386 volume V centenary series of the Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society a transcription of the Civil War diary of Confederate soldier William Pitt Chambers The diary itself is preceded by

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  • Clements (Dr. Joseph H.) Papers, 1942-2002 (M428)
    Dr Clements received the Outstanding Professor Award Through the years Dr Clements has been active in the Hattiesburg Lions Club the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera Association the American Diabetic Association and in the Episcopalian church He married Mary M Malios in 1960 and they are the parents of one son Joseph Christopher Sources Case File Clements Joseph H An Oral History with Dr Joseph H Clements Vol 465 Hattiesburg University of Southern Mississippi 1994 Contents of the collection Scope and Content This collection contains photographs correspondence and other materials relating to Dr Clements service in the U S Army during World War II Of particular interest is a copy of Clements handwritten history of the U S Army 254th Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II There is also a series of newsletters of the 107th Engineer Association entitled The Bull Sheet In addition the collection includes a spiral bound booklet titled War Experiences from the Hearts of American Heroes prepared by Hub City Memorial Chapter 690 Military Order of the Purple Heart The booklet contains memoirs written by veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Related Collections Dr Joseph H Clements Oral History Interview vol 465 parts I and II A copy of the transcript is available in the McCain Library call number F341 5 M57 M427 Clements Dr Joseph H Papers Box and Folder List Folder 1 254 Engineer Battalion Headquarters Reports Feb 1 June 11 1945 Folder 2 Battalion History Written by Joseph Clements Nov 1944 Jan 31 1945 Folder 3 Letter Written by Ed Vickstrom to Joseph Clements Dec 8 1995 Folder 4 Letters Written by Joseph Clements to his Family Mar 2 1942 Aug 22 1944 Folder 5 Newsclipping Owensboro Soldier Writes Letter Giving Vivid Description of Normandy Invasion Undated

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  • County Institutes - Programme and Syllabus, 1892-1893
    uniformity in methods and correct prevailing errors Secondarily the institutes sought to promote community interest in education by means of such affairs as Parents Night Any county having more than fifteen school districts was encouraged to sponsor an institute under the direction of the State Board of Education An elected conductor and the county superintendent supervised the institutes The first institutes were only one day long but by 1892 at the recommendation of the Mississippi Board of Education the institutes were lengthened to five days Although attendance was not mandatory for employment it was strongly urged by such methods as pay raises County superintendents were encouraged to advertise the institutes and to provide a copy of the Program and Syllabus to each teacher Scope and Content This collection consists of two printed booklets dated 1892 and 1893 The booklets were intended for use by teachers who attended a County Institute an early workshop held in school districts throughout the state A large portion of each booklet outlines the daily schedule of activities for the institute Session topics are announced and an outline usually provides more information about what is to be discussed A course of study for district schools follows

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