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Mississippi Civil War

American History and Genealogy Project

MS AHGP Civil War Forum   MS AHGP Civil War Registration-Log In-Submit Records

Welcome to The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History & Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our about page. Scroll down to view adoptable county websites and pages. Sites marked with an (*) are AHGP Mississippi Civil War websites. This site is under construction.

Other Mississippi Civil War Projects

Submit Mississippi Records 
This site is a member of the American History and Genealogy Project - Mississippi Civil War AHGP Project. If you have records to contribute to this project, please email OR you may submit your records to the USGenWeb MS Archives Project through the FORM at the link above, "Submit Mississippi Records".

American Local History Network

American History and Genealogy Project

USGenWeb MS Civil War Archives
A search of the USGenWeb MS Archives will yield over 148 files with the word "Civil War" in the file, however, a search of the "Military" directory does not include many other entries for the term, "Civil War".

These links are offsite pertaining to Mississippi Civil War materials on the following subjects.



AHGP Civil War website
AHGP - Civil War - Mississippi - County Formation
Civil War Mississippi Ancestry Message Board (cross posts to mailing list) MS-CW-L
History Sites - Mississippi in the Civil War
*ALHN Civil War website (A GeoCities website
MS ALHN Civil War website
Mississippi Civil War AHGP WebRing - Join a webring for the AHGP Mississippi Civil War

Civil War Pensions - This is a transcript from Tallahatchie County MS USGenWeb Archives of the entire state of MS Census which was conducted in 1890 of Civil War Veterans and Widows.1890  
USGenWeb Pensions Project - Civil War - Mississippi -by Mark Anderson
Mississippi Unit Histories - Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans
Mississippi Civil War Rosters
Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry - by Dan McCaskill
Civil War Stamps Vicksburg - by William S. Parks
*Mississippi Library Holdings - to add later.
Mississippi Civil War Maps - USGenWeb Civil War Maps - Mississippi
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - National Park Service
American Civil War Battle Ships - not a complete listing of ships.
Cyndi's List - Civil War
Civil War Traveler in Mississippi
Civil War Interactive Newswire - Mississippi Tags
Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail - The Civil War in Mississippi
Mississippi Civil War Trails Project - Mississippi Department of Archives and History
MDAH | Historic Preservation
Civil War Preservation Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields

Mississippi Units by County of Origin

This site is wonderful in that the units are arranged by county and was created by Dan A. McCaskill. The following list of units by county was compiled from the records at the Mississippi State Department of Archives and History and H. Grady Howell's "For Dixie Land I'll Take My Stand". Units in blue are linked to sites with muster rolls. If you see any errors, please email: Dan A. McCaskill .
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Counties in Mississippi

Links to county MS Civil War AHGP websites will become active, as each county in the MS Civil War American History and Genealogy Project is adopted.

Battles in Mississippi

Civil War Battles took place in the following counties: Warren, Hinds, Alcorn, Prentiss, Union, Tishmingo, Claiborne, Jackson, Lauderdale, Chickasaw, Lee

Alcorn - Cornith October 3-4 1862; Cornith April 29 - June 30, 1862
Chickasaw - Okolona
Claiborne - Grand Gulf, Port Gibson,
Hinds - Big Black, Bakers Creek, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill
Jackson - Jackson
Lauderdale - Meridian
Lee - Tupelo
Prentiss - Brices Crossroads
Tishmingo - Cornith April 29 - June 30, 1862
Union - Brices Crossroads
Warren - Big Black, Vicksburg, Snyders Bluff

16 Battles took place during the Civil War in Mississippi - and MS Troops were involved in over 700 skirmishes or military engagements.

Battle Map - Counties involved - WebRing created 7/10/2000 Mississippi Civil War hosted by Mississippi Heritage Resources Preservation and Education League,MsHRPEL; and Ms. ALHN.

Mississippi Unit Histories - Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans: Infantry, Calvary, Artillery.

History Sites Mississippi Civil War Message Board

Mississippi Researchers

The Civil War in Mississippi

The Civil War Index

The American Civil War Homepage

*MS Civil War Resources - Mississippi Libraries and Library resources specific to the Civil War in Mississippi.

Mississippi Soldiers and Sailors

Union and Confederate
According to the NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors summary, there were 903 persons serving the Union from Mississippi. 173,935 persons serving the Confederacy from Mississippi. And 887 Union African Americans or Colored Sailors from Mississippi. It has not been clarified IF the number of Colored Union Sailors from Mississippi is included in the number of persons serving the Union from Mississippi. Therefore, the total number of Union troops could possibly be increased to 1,710 in Total Union Mississippi Troops. OR the number of Union Troops given at 903 Total included the 887 Colored Union Sailors?

Freedmans Bureau and Slave Requirements for Conscription to the Confederacy

On March 3, 1864 the Freedman's Bureau was created. 10 days later on March 13th, 1864, President Jefferson Davis passed a bill which subjected slaves to military duty in the Confederacy.

Freedmans Bureau

Records of the Assistant Commissioner For the State of Mississippi Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869 include
     Registers of Marriages of Freedmen
     Registers of Indentures of Colored Orphans Aug. 1865 - May 1866

Search - Freedmans Bureau Mississippi Records

Book results - 'Freedmans Bureau History' Google books

*Museum of the Confederacy - Index to Archives, with Mississippi details.

Welcome to The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), Mississippi Civil War website. Most counties listed below are adoptable. A few AHGP Mississippi Civil War County sites have been adopted. If you are a county organizer and your link does not appear here, please email: for your listing. For more information about our group, including how you can join us, please see our about page.



County Date 
Parent County County 
Adams 1799 Natchez District Natchez
Alcorn 1870 Tippah / Tishomingo Corinth
Amite 1809 Wilkinson Liberty
Attala 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Kosciusko
Benton 1870 Marshall / Tippah Ashland
Bolivar 1836 Choctaw Cession Of 1830 Cleveland
Calhoun 1852 Chickasaw / Lafayette / Yalobusha Pittsboro
Carroll 1833 Choctaw Cession Carrollton
Chickasaw 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1830 Houston
Choctaw 1833 Choctaw Cession Ackerman
Claiborne  1802 Jefferson Port Gibson
Clarke 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Quitman
Clay 1871 Chickasaw / Lowndes /Monroe / Oktibbeha West Point
Coahoma 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1836 Clarksdale
Copiah  1823 Hinds Hazlehurst
Covington 1819 Lawrence / Wayne Collins
DeSoto 1836 Indian Lands Hernando
Forrest 1906 Perry Hattiesburg
Franklin 1809 Adams Meadville
George 1910 Greene / Jackson Lucedale
Greene 1811 Amite / Franklin / Wayne Leakesville
Grenada 1870 Carroll/Yalobusha /Montgomery/Tallahatchie/Webster/Choctaw Grenada
Hancock 1812 Mobile District Bay Saint Louis
Harrison 1841 Hancock / Jackson Gulfport
Hinds 1821 Choctaw Cession of 1820 Jackson
Holmes 1833 Yazoo Lexington
Humphreys 1918 Holmes / Washington /Yazoo / Sunflower Belzoni
Issaquena  1844 Washington Mayersville
Itawamba 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Fulton
Jackson 1812 Mobile District Pascagoula
Jasper 1833 Indian Lands Bay Springs
Jefferson 1799 Natchez Fayette
Jefferson Davis
1906 Covington / Lawrence Prentiss
Jones 1826 Covington / Wayne Laurel / Ellisville
Kemper 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 De Kalb
Lafayette 1836 Chickasaw Cession Oxford
Lamar 1904 Marion / Pearl River Purvis
Lauderdale 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1833 Meridian
Lawrence 1814 Marion Monticello
Leake 1833 Choctaw Cession Carthage
Lee 1866 Itawamba / Pontotoc Tupelo
Leflore 1871 Carroll / Sunflower / Tallahatchie Greenwood
Lincoln 1870 Franklin / Lawrence /Copiah / Pike / Amite Brookhaven
Lowndes 1830 Monroe Columbus
Madison 1828 Yazoo Canton
Marion 1811 Amite / Wayne / Franklin Columbia
Marshall  1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Holly Springs
Monroe  1821 Chickasaw Cession of 1821 Aberdeen
Montgomery 1871 Carroll / Choctaw Winona
Neshoba 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Philadelphia
Newton 1836 Neshoba Decatur
Noxubee 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Macon
Oktibbeha 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Starkville
Panola 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1830 Batesville
Pearl River 1890 Hancock / Marion Poplarville
Perry 1820 Greene New Augusta
Pike 1815 Marion Magnolia
Pontotoc 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Pontotoc
Prentiss 1870 Tishomingo Booneville
Quitman 1877 Panola / Coahoma Marks
Rankin 1828 Hinds Brandon
Scott 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1832 Forest
Sharkey 1876 Warren / Washington / Issaquena Rolling Fork
Simpson 1824 Choctaw Cession of 1820 Mendenhall
Smith 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Raleigh
Stone 1916 Harrison Wiggins
Sunflower 1844 Bolivar Indianola
Tallahatchie 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Charleston
Tate 1873 Marshall / Tunica / DeSoto Senatobia
Tippah 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Ripley
Tishomingo 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Iuka
Tunica 1836 Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Tunica
Union 1870 Pontotoc /Tippah New Albany
Walthall 1910 Marion / Pike Tylertown
Warren 1809 Natchez District Vicksburg
Washington 1827 Warren / Yazoo Greenville
Wayne 1809 Mississippi Territory's "Old"Washington County Waynesboro
Webster 1874 Montgomery / Chickasaw /Choctaw / Oktibbeha Walthall
Wilkinson 1802 Adams Woodville
Winston 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Louisville
Yalobusha 1833 Choctaw Cession of 1830 Water Valley
Yazoo 1823 Hinds Yazoo City