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Free State Of Jones During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession.  In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities

Newton Knight was a Confederate deserter who led a guerrilla group that supported the Union during the US Civil War, creating the “Free State of Jones” in Jones County, Mississippi.

Newton Knight (November 1837 – February 16, 1922) was an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate Army deserters that turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legends state that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, at the height of the war.

Shortly after the Siege of Vicksburg, Jones County resident Newton Knight formed the Knight Company and waged his own war on the Confederate Army.

Newton Knight’s Jones County Today

Subject of the upcoming film "The Free State of Jones," Mississippi's Newton Knight is remembered in his home of Jones County as both a hero and a scoundrel.

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight  how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

In 1863, after surviving the devastating Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, deserted the Confederate Army and began a guerrilla battle against the Confederacy. For two y

Sally Jenkins, The State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy

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Note from Vikki Bynum, Moderator: Rachel Knight was a central figure in the Free State of Jones. As collaborator to Newt Knight and the Knight Company, Mississippi’s most notorious band of Ci…

Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones | Mississippi History Now

Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones

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