Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi, Public

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The Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi, 1859-1882 project is digitizing, transcribing, and annotating the nearly 20,000 documents in the state's governors' collections for the long Civil War era. CWRGM spans nine administrations that begin in 1859 — capturing the perspectives of both elite and everyday Mississippians contacting the governor with their concerns about secession, Union, and abolitionists — through the beginning of the Civil War — revealing experiences of Mississippians in military campaigns, during armed occupation, and in the early, revolutionary changes brought by emancipation. The papers continue to uncover the hopes, challenges, and failures of Reconstruction over the long, twelve-year period where U.S. forces occupied the Magnolia state until the nation abandoned its Reconstruction mission and elite, white Mississippians reclaimed localized control of the state. The CWRGM purposely included the firm term of Governor John Marshall Stone (1876-1882) to ensure that scholars, teachers, and the public could use this administration that spans the end of Reconstruction and the birth of the New South to study this significant transitional period in the history of southern race relations, politics, and economics. CWRGM is a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Mississippi Digital Library, and the History program at the University of Southern Mississippi. It receives significant support from the USM Office for Research and the USM Dale Center for the Study of War & Society, and grant-sponsored support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Watson-Brown Foundation. To view CWRGM's transcription protocols, please follow the link: CWRGM Protocols
Letter from G. J. Larmon to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; Janaury 19, 1860

Letter from G. J. Larmon to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; Janaury 19, 1860

3 pages: 0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 33% needs review
Letter from J. S. Wilson to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; January 11, 2860

Letter from J. S. Wilson to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; January 11, 2860

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
Letter from John H. Echols to Colonel M. Surat; January 25, 1860

Letter from John H. Echols to Colonel M. Surat; January 25, 1860

2 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed, 100% needs review
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