Slave Documents from Civil War (Columbus, Miss. fortifications) Digitized at MDAH

List of Negroes employed on fortifications near Columbus, Miss., 1863, page one. Series 608 (MDAH)

List of Negroes employed on fortifications near Columbus, Miss., 1863, page one. Series 608 (MDAH)

A “List of Negroes employed on fortifications near Columbus, Miss., 1863″ (part of Series 608: Miscellaneous Civil War Documents) was recently digitized at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH).

It is a twelve-page list of slaves from various counties impressed to work on the fortifications near Columbus, Mississippi. The list is from Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Miss. State Troops.

Those from Lowndes County start on page 10 of the 12 page document.

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.

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Published in: on February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. do these documents indicate slaves who might have been employed in the construciton of the Briarfield Arsenal during the first part of 1862? Bill Beard

    • Bill,

      Unfortunately, this one does not. There might be other documents associated with it that could have that information, however, at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History which is where the original document is housed. You can call them at 601-576-6876. Let me know if you have any further questions!


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