in the Civil War
Mississippi's Secedes from the Union
"We did not fight for the preservation of slavery. We fought for the preservation of the Constitution."
J. E. Robuck, 29th Mississippi Infantry.
The 1841 Mississippi Rifle was commissioned by (then) U. S. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis of
Mississippi, manufactured by Eli Whitney, Northern inventor of the cotton gin, and made famous
during the Mexican War.
Basic Civil War Research
“The principle for which we contended is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.”
Confederate President Jefferson Davis
Mississippi Civil War Organizations
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