The presentation was based on the research he conducted for his book Chimneyville: “Likenesses” of Early Days in Jackson, Mississippi (2009).
Howell showed a slideshow of images that included photographs as well as drawings of both people and buildings associated with Jackson during the War. He shared accounts from both Union and Confederate soldiers discussing the evacuation of the city and ultimate burning and destruction of both personal and public property.
The next event in the series will be Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room of the Columbus Public Library. Dr. John Marszalek from Mississippi State University will discuss The Old Army and the Coming of the Civil War. It will be free and open to the public.
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