The treaty, which doubled the land-mass of the continental United States, ended a war that had served as a training ground for American soldiers destined to fight each other in the American Civil War.
1848: Joseph W. Matthews becomes Mississippi’s fifteenth governor
1848: University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) opens
1848: “Hutchinson’s Mississippi Code” published
This was a complete compilation of the laws of Mississippi. The Legislature purchased two thousand copies for distribution.
January 1848: Mississippi School for the Blind established
With the state government assuming operation of a private school for the blind, this became the nation’s first state-supported institution for the handicapped.