The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition: Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 01/14/2017 - 23:53

"Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River, where they declared their loyalty to the U.S. government.