Retired physician donates rare Civil War books to University of Mississippi

A rare collection of Civil War books has been donated to the University of Mississippi.
Dr. D.J. Canale, a retired neurosurgeon in Memphis, Tenn., and his wife Janet, have donated a collection of books, some of which are related to the topic of medical treatment of soldiers in the field.
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Living history floods Beauvior for Fall Muster

The Civil War is a history we all know.  Filled with turbulent times and images, many try to bury it in the past.  However, many others choose to embrace the troubled era when brothers fought against brothers, because they said there is a danger in forgetting. 
“We need to understand why it happened and learn the [...]

Vicksburg National Military Park hires curriculum instructor to work with schools

The Vicksburg National Military Park has hired an instructor to build an education curriculum based on the Civil War battlefields.
Park Superintendent Mike Madell says Melissa Perez, a former park tour guide, will also build relationships with teachers and schools. Madell says the number of school groups visiting the park has dwindled in recent years.
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Civil War Road Trip

I should start by saying this: I am not a Civil War buff. Not even close. The last time I studied the war was over a bowl of Wheat Chex the day I was to be tested on the material in 11th grade. I don’t know McClellan from McPherson or Hooker from Halleck. Everything I [...]

Miss. Civil War Commission opts to publicize sesquicentennial events rather than host them

Mississippi State University and the state Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission are putting together a website to provide information about commemorations around the state.
Commission Chairman Bill Seratt, with the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Sarah McCullough, with the Mississippi Development Authority, tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that they expect to have [...]

TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION TO DEDICATE CIVIL WAR MONUMENT IN MISSISSIPPI

Thanks to donations from members of the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Austin Civil War Roundtable, and other private contributions, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) will dedicate a monument next month honoring Texas troops who fought in the Battle of Corinth, Miss. in 1862. The monument will be dedicated near the interpretive center of the [...]

On the battlefront near Vicksburg

The following comes from the archived letters and diary of Norborne G. Gray, who was a private in Company B, 9th Kentucky Regiment of the Confederate Army. Norborne was noted as a distinguished member of the Orphan Brigade and is on the Confederate Roll of Honor for action at the Battle of Chickamauga. This is [...]

Civil war cannon believed to be at bottom of river – Sampling our history

A missing piece of Moss Point’s history, a Civil War cannon, is believed to lie at the bottom of the Escatawpa River at the city’s downtown.
Dr. Chris Wiggins, a member of the Military Committee of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, is leading an effort to bring the long missing artifact to the surface. [...]

Civil War relics stolen from museum gift shop in Vicksburg

Authorities say about $2,000 worth of Civil War relics have been stolen from the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg Post reports a cap and ball pistol, Union officer’s belt buckle and Confederate money were among the items taken from the museum’s gift shop this week.
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Corinth museum hires new executive director

Kathryn Dilworth may be an Alabama native but she is all things Mississippi from now on!
Dilworth is the new Executive Director at the Historic Corinth Depot and Crossroads Museum.
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