Civil War – Mississippi AHGP Project Confederate Memorial Day

On this day, April 26th, the state of Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day.

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Civil War letters come to New Ulm museum

NEW ULM — The Schilling brothers’ eight letters penned in 1862 evince an extraordinary time in American history as well as a painful part of New Ulm’s past.

The Brown County Historical Society Museum has acquired the documents from descendants of Louis and August Schilling, Union soldiers from New Ulm who sent letters from Civil War battlefields to family members back home who were caught in their own battles with Indians.

The letters, written in archaic German script by the immigrant brothers and yet to be fully translated, show that their concern for the welfare of New Ulm kin appeared to override the peril of having to fight in some of the war’s bloodiest battles.

"From Camp Corinth (Mississippi) May 22, 1862: “They have 160,000 troops and approximately 700 cannons. The weather is great, the nights are cool. The peach trees are brimming with fruit.”

June 26: “The camp site is nice, the water quite good … there are no mosquitoes yet … Uncle Sam won’t provide beer, which is a shame, because it’s currently warm enough to drink a good portion.”

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Famed military historian to present

Ed Bearss, an award-winning historian who spent more than 40 years with the National Park Service, will present at Wednesday night’s Brunswick Civil War Roundtable.

Bearss, described as a “national treasure” by Roundtable organizers, spent most of his career dedicated to battlefield preservation and interpretation, according to the NPS. His awards include the “Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the field of Civil War History” and he has been commended by the Secretary of the Army.

The topic will be the Vicksburg campaign, the battle for the last Confederate fort on the Mississippi River.

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The Center for Civil War Research

The Center for Civil War ResearchThe University of Mississippi established the Center for Civil War Research in the spring of 2009. In scope, the Center is designed to promote a more thorough understanding of the American Civil War, its history and its scholarship, among the various constituencies of the University.

The American Civil War is central to our nation’s history. The legacies of that nineteenth-century conflict continue to influence our twenty-first century lives, our politics, culture, economy, and society, not to mention our sense of who we are, individually and collectively. Such significance provides an opportunity, one the Center hopes to seize by setting for itself the following goals:

To promote academic excellence among undergraduate and graduate students of the Civil War.

To obtain and house research materials currently beyond the scope of the University libraries.

To increase interest and opportunities for enrichment across departmental and disciplinary boundaries on the University campus.

To provide outreach to the Oxford communities through public lectures, conferences and other programming.

To forge meaningful working relationships with other institutes of higher learning throughout Mississippi and the region.

To serve the people of the State of Mississippi by confronting those aspects of our common history that tend to perpetuate divisiveness, and to promote an understanding of our shared past as the foundation on which to build respect for our mutual and diverse society today.

Although the Center embraces all aspects of Civil War research, our special focus will be the memory of the Civil War. To study the memory of the war is in no small way to study its importance in American life, for every generation since.

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National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian

Mississippi Joins South Carolina in Secession, January 9, 1861

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Civil War Album

Mississippi – Civil War Album

Alcorn State Univ. (wartime Oakland College)
Battle of Tupelo
Beauvoir (last home of Jefferson Davis)
Brice’s Cross Roads
Champion Hill, a Virtual Tour
Corinth National Cemetery
Corinth Contraband Camp
Enterprise Confederate Cemetery
Fort Pemberton
Gainesville Volunteers
Grant’s Mississippi Central R/R Campaign

Greenwood and area
Itta Bena
Lake Tiak-O’Khata (John Brown Smyth Home)
Lorman Skirmish

Natchez City Cemetery
Natchez Trace Parkway: Unknown Confederate Graves
Newton Station

Oakland College
Other Mississippi Sites
Quitman: Confederate Memorial Cemetery
Union: Boler’s Inn
Vicksburg Campaign Photo Album
Yazoo City Confederate Navy Yard
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Mississippi Books We Own

Added link to Books We Own Mississippi to the Books page.

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Our trip to Deer Creek and Dr. Nailor

We passed the residence of Dr. Nailor, whom we all described as the most patriotic citizen we met in Mississippi. He had barrels of cistern water which was a “rarity.” His servants had drawn the water from the cistern. He and his family were sitting by the roadside, busily engaged in giving each soldier a drink and filling his canteen. His table was ready for one and all. Dr. Nailor said he had been feeding soldiers ever since the beginning of the war, and had never exacted one cent in return.

Report of Gen. W. E. Baldwin’s Office

Here we remained until Friday morning, the 8th, when I was again directed to move to Dr. Nailor’s, 10 miles from Vicksburg, on the Warrenton and Hall’s Ferry road. The command was kept all the time in readiness for an immediate movement, supplied with two days’ cooked rations in haversacks, two days’ rations in regimental wagons, and two days’ supplies in hands of brigade commissary.

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Dr. Daniel Burnett Nailer was a Warren county physician who lived in the Asbury community about ten miles from the Batchelors. Mrs. Nailer was the former Teresa Selser Martin.

Jefferson Nailor owned land in Warren county MS in 1835.

Betsey Young was 50 yo, also from Warren county, was one of the 4,000 black Civil War nurses who served the Union.  *Note: Betsey Young’s CWSS record specifies “mulatto”.

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The Battle of Seven Pines

The battle of Seven Pines
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Gustavus Woodson Smith
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G. C. Crawford, printer, 1891 – History – 202 pages

The Fifth Alabama and the Twelfth Mississippi [Rode’s left wing] continued to hold their ground steadily [in the second abatis] though subjected to a constant fire from the enemy’s musketry, which inflicted a severe loss upon them. Page 53

Night having settled upon the field, I posted in this extreme position, with instructions to throw out picketws, the Nihneteenth Mississippi Regiment [of Wilcox’s brigade], which…had now arrived. Page 62

When the signal for attack was given [at 1 P.M.], only my line of skirmisher, the Sixth Alabama, and another regiment, the Twetfth Mississippi were in position. page 71

Three Confederate regiments (Second and Fifth Texas and Second Mississippi) bivouacked within half musket shot of the New Hampshire regiment; and, [the latter] having retired before daylight, without noise or confusion, nothing was seen of the enemy until about 5 in the morning. Pages 105-106

The Nineteenth Mississippi had been ordered to report to General [R. H.] Anderson the previous evening, and had been thrown forward a few hundred yards farther on the road…..Page 117

The Nineteenth Mississippi had already repulsed the enemy in its front, the other troops doing well, and the engagement now ragin furiously was going on as well as could be desired; but just at this time an oder in writing was sent to me to withdraw my command, which was instantly done. Pages 159 -160

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