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Indigent and Disabled Soldiers and Dependents, 1863-1868
Series 402 contains lists of disabled and/or indigent soldiers and veterans residing in Mississippi and their dependents, along with lists of destitute widows and orphaned children of deceased soldiers, lists of men mustered into service and their dependents left behind, county assessors' reports of veterans requiring artificial limbs, and affidavits and correspondence pertaining to the issuance of artificial limbs. Most of the original documents within the series have been deacidified with extremely fragile items encapsulated in clear polyester.
Images of the documents were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011 and are arranged by county and date.
12 Item(s) Series 0608
Miscellaneous Civil War Documents: List of Negroes Employed on Fortifications Near Columbus, Miss.
This twelve-page document in Series 608: Miscellaneous Civil War Documents lists African American slaves impressed to work on the fortifications near Columbus, Mississippi, during February and March 1863 by Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Mississippi State Troops. Each page includes counties and dates of impressment, slave owners' names, and the slaves' names, ages, complexions, and heights. Any implements brought by the slaves are also cited. The counties represented are Chickasaw, Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Smith, and Wayne.