The state of Jones : the small southern county that seceded from the Confederacy / Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer.
Author: Jenkins, Sally.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2009.
Description: 402 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Knight, Newton, ca. 1829-1922.
Knight, Anna, 1874-1972.
Unionists (United States Civil War) Mississippi Jones County.
Jones County (Miss.) History 19th century.
Mississippi History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects.
Jones County (Miss.) Biography.
Contents: The South's strangest soldier -- Corinth -- Home -- The swamp and the Citadel -- The hounds -- The Third Front -- Banners raised and lowered -- Reconstruction and redemption -- The family tree.
Summary: In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.