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Jefferson County Civil War Project


On the following pages you will find information on the Men and Companies from Jefferson County, MS who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. 

Mississippi suffered the largest percentage dead of any Confederate State in the Civil War. 78,000 Mississippians entered the Confederate military. By the end of the war, 59,000 of the 78,000 were either dead or wounded.  I think it is safe to say almost every able-bodied man in Jefferson County served in some capacity.


I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go.
I have done what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from others who gave nothing, and reluctantly.
I have seen the face of terror.
I have felt the stinging cold of fear.
I have longed for comrades lost in battle.
I have cried, pained and hoped, but most of all,

I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was.

Civil War  - The Companies

Civil War - The Soldiers

Civil War - The Photos

Special Thanks to Sue B. Moore for all her help with this project!

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