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Mississippi in the Civil War the home front by Timothy B. Smith, Ph.D.

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Published by University Press of Mississippi for the Mississippi Historical Society and the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History in Jackson .
Written in English


  • Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects

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Edition Notes

StatementTimothy B. Smith.
SeriesHeritage of Mississippi series -- v. 4
ContributionsMississippi Historical Society., Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History.
LC ClassificationsE568 .S64 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23713046M
ISBN 109781604734294
LC Control Number2009036493

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