Slavery in Mississippi

Map of the 1860 federal census shows the density of slave population in Mississippi—more than most of the other states of the pending Confederacy.

The long, L-shaped black figure (center left of the map) extending from the northwest part of the state down into Louisiana is, of course, the Mississippi River Delta.

Although some of the Thirteenth did, indeed, own slaves, very few of the officers and men were recruited from the Delta region.

Via Dead Confederates.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired daily newspaperman
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3 Responses to Slavery in Mississippi

  1. Andy Hall says:

    A zoomable version of this map is here:

    http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/CWSLAVE

    And a VERY high-resolution download, with each county name and number shown, is here:

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