Thursday, December 27, 2007

Civil War Letters Published

An Ole Miss archivist has published the letters of Lt. William Cowper Nelson of Holly Springs. The book is entitled The Hour of our Nation's Agony: The Civil War Letters of Lt. William Cowper Nelson of Mississippi.


More Mississippi Resources

Dennis Partridge announces some additions to his Mississippi resources.

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Louis Taunton Genealogy Room

Persons researching their roots in Winston County are familiar with the name of Louis Taunton. Taunton wrote a column in the local paper there for many years. The Winston County Library has honored Taunton posthumously by naming its genealogical room in his honor.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Ingalls News - New from Jackson County Genealogical Society

Jackson County Genealogical Society has republished the Ingalls News, a publication of the well-known shipbuilding company. The excerpt includes information on 24 employees of the company in a special Christmas issue. The workers came from as far away as the countries of Norway and Italy. A couple of New Englanders are among those featured with one person from New Hampshire and another from Boston among the twenty-four. There are employees from Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Closer to home but in the northern part of the state, one worker came from Water Valley in Yalobusha County. Most of the featured employees were from the Southern part of Mississippi. Information on obtaining a copy can be found along with the article in the Mississippi Press. (Hat tip to Genealogy Blog)

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Different Grave

Here is a rather interesting story about a burial in Natchez.


Still Around

I'm still around . . . I just haven't found any items to post lately. If you have Mississippi history or genealogy news items, please contact me via the contact information posted in the right panel of the blog.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

CCC at Vicksburg

The Clarion Ledger has an interesting article about the Civilian Conservation Corps' work at Vicksburg National Military Park.

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