Slave Conspiracy

Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy

Submitted byFHMaster onFri, 01/27/2017 - 15:46

"In the war-fevered spring and summer of 1861, a group of slaves in Adams County, Mississippi, conspired to gain their freedom by overthrowing and murdering their white masters. The conspiracy was discovered, the plotters were arrested and tried, and at least forty slaves in and around Natchez were hanged. By November the affair was over, and the planters of the district united to conceal the event behind a veil of silence. In 1971, Winthrop D.