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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. American Civil War, American History, Newton Knight, Free State Of Jones, Civil War Photos, World History, Family History, Black History, Mississippi

Newton Knight and the 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 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 Confederacy. This…

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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".

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Newton Knight November 10 1829 February 16 1922 was an American farmer soldier and Southern Unionist in Mississippi best known as the leader of the Kn

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The true story of the Free State of Jones

In 1921 interview, Newton Knight told a reporter that "Jones County never seceded."

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Free State of Jones vs. the True Story of Newton Knight

We pit the Free State of Jones movie vs. the true story of Newton Knight, Rachel, wife Serena and the Civil War Knight Company.