A “List of Negroes employed on fortifications near Columbus, Miss., 1863″ (part of Series 608: Miscellaneous Civil War Documents) was recently digitized. It is a twelve-page list of slaves impressed to work on the fortifications near Columbus, Mississippi. The list is from Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Miss. State Troops. It gives the owner’s name of each slave and the slave’s name, age, complexion, and height. Implements, if any, brought by each slave are also listed.
Another government records collection has been digitized. Series 221: List of Mississippi Volunteers consists of two broadsides listing officers and enlisted men of the 1st and 2nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiments, Spanish-American War. The 1st Regiment was mustered at Jackson on May 26, 1898, and the 2nd Regiment was mustered at Jackson on June 9, 1898. Arrangement of names on each broadside is by company.
Additionally, the statement of service records for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mississippi Volunteer Regiments are held at MDAH, in Series 146, Spanish-American War Service Record Extracts.
Series 1695: Parchman Photograph Booklet was recently digitized. The photographs of Parchman State Penitentiary were taken during the administration of Superintendent C. E. Breazeale and bound in a loose-leaf booklet. The booklet was prepared under the supervision of Sgt. P. O. Miller, Identification Officer, to document improvements made on the buildings and grounds of the penitentiary’s agricultural facilities. Photographs show livestock, penitentiary officials, and inmates.
Bond, Burnis L.—Wiggins, Stone Co.
Carter, Paxton T.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Chadwick, Charles B.—Rena Lara, Coahoma Co.
Dial, John B.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Fortenberry, Alvie C.—Magnolia, Pike Co.
Green, Glen H.—Paulding, Jasper Co.
Menefee, James A.—Jackson, Hinds Co.
Molpus, Richard P.—Meridian, Lauderdale Co.
Moody, Robert E.—Utica, Hinds Co.
Murphy, Jessie H.—Picayune, Hancock Co.
Oglesby, Lonnie H.—Jackson, Hinds Co.
Ruddock, Cecil R.—Pass Christian, Harrison Co.
Smith, Walter T.—Gunnison, Bolivar Co.
Thornton, George H.—Blue Springs, Union Co.
White, Volmer D.—Kokomo, Marion Co.
Clark, Cullen B.—Laurel, Jones Co.
Curtis, Herbert S. Jr.—Kilmichael, Montgomery Co.
Davenport, James W. Jr.—Hattiesburg, Forrest Co.
Ferguson, Charlton H.—Kosciusko, Attala Co.
Johnston, Jim H.—Wesson, Copiah Co.
Jones, Jerry—Stonewall, Clarke Co.
Thornton, Cecil H.–Mississippi
Wade, Durrell—Calhoun City, Calhoun Co.
U.S.S. West Virginia
Melton, John R.—Liberty, Amite Co.
Mister, Joe E.—Grenada, Grenada Co.
Denson, Eugene B.—Canton, Madison Co.
Gossard, James E. Jr.—Electric Mills, Kemper Co.
Joyner, Theodore K. Jr.—Canton, Madison Co.
Everett, James—Canton, Madison Co.
Price, John A.—McComb, Pike Co.
Washington County. Call number: MA/2003.0245(a). Link to the catalog.
Map of Lee County, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2003.0289(b). Link to the catalog.
Inverness, Mississippi city map. Call number: MA/2003.0311(b). Link to the catalog.
DeSoto National Forest Holly Springs purchase unit, Mississippi, Chickasaw meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.1. Link to the catalog.
DeSoto National Forest Bienville purchase unit Mississippi, Choctaw, meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.2. Link to the catalog.
DeSoto National Forest Delta Purchase Unit, Mississippi, Washington and Choctaw meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.3. Link to the catalog.
DeSoto National Forest Homochitto purchase unit, Mississippi, Washington meridian. Call number: MA/2002.0121(a)/no.4. Link to the catalog.
Big Black River basin Big Black River and tributaries, Mississippi. Call number: MA/2002.0153(a). Link to the catalog.
Pearl & Big Black rivers and minor tributaries in Louisiana and Mississippi. Call number: MA/2002.0170(a). Link to the catalog.