EARLY MISSISSIPPI HISTORY

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EARLY MISSISSIPPI HISTORY | 1812 – 1916

From the Revolutionary War to the Mexican War, Civil War, and Spanish American War, Mississippi contributed greatly and suffered mightily in military conflicts as the nation grew in both policy and territory. In this exhibit, see early military technology like a powder horn or Starr Model 1813 Cavalry saber from the War of 1812. Discover cannonballs and rifles from the Civil War. Check out a Spanish-American War era coat worn by a Lieutenant with the 2nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry. Find out why Mississippi’s oldest National Guard unit was nicknamed the “Mississippi Rifles.” See the M1911 pistol carried by First Lieutenant Edgar N. Coffey of the 1st Mississippi Regiment while on the Mexican border in 1916.

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