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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 in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

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 in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

Newton Knight - Civil War Figure. He deserted from the Confederate Army and staged a Unionist rebellion that featured African-American and white residents of Jones County, Mississippi against the Confederacy in 1864 and 1865. They set up what was called the "Free State of Jones".

Newton Knight - Civil War Figure. He deserted from the Confederate Army and staged a Unionist rebellion that featured African-American and white residents of Jones County, Mississippi against the Confederacy in 1864 and 1865. They set up what was called the "Free State of Jones".

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.

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.

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

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.

Cuenta la historia del rebelde granjero sureño Newton Knight y su extraordinaria revuelta armada contra el Ejército Confederado durante la Guerra de Secesión americana. Harto de luchar por los intereses de los más ricos, Knight desertó, se alió con otros pequeños granjeros y con la ayuda de los esclavos locales, lideró un levantamiento que llevó al Condado de Jones en Mississippi a independizarse creando el Estado Libre de Jones.

Ver Película The Free State of Jones Online Gratis En Español,Latino y Subtitulado. Descargar Película Completa En la historia del....

Newton Knight Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones

Newton Knight Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones

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

The State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded from the Confederacy (Paperback)

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

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