My thanks to Thom Bassett and Kevin Levin, moderator of Civil War Memory for granting Renegade South permission to repost the following review of the Museum of the Confederacy. Vikki Bynum, Moderator What […]
I am a historian of the nineteenth century South and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State University, San Marcos. My specialties are the Civil War homefront, Southern unionism, women, and race.
Recently, in a comment posted to Yvonne Bivins’ essay on the Ainsworth-Smith-Knight family of Smith County, Mississippi. a reader mentioned an infamous neighborhood battle of the early nineteenth century that involved several members […]
The following is Ed Payne’s third and final essay regarding the newly-rediscovered 1880 pension claim of Newt Knight, leader of the Knight Company of “Free State of Jones” fame. Here, Ed takes […]
“Always the Gentleman”: Senator Blanche K. Bruce and Newt Knight’s Relief Bill of 1880 By Ed Payne It’s unlikely that United States Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi ever met Newt Knight, the […]
Despite all the research that’s been conducted on Newt Knight, new material is still being discovered! After Grady Howell of the State Archives in Jackson, MS, discovered yet another example of Newt’s […]
ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting The Society of Civil War Historians will host their third biennial academic conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kentucky, on June 14 through 16, […]
Recently, Dean Collins, a descendant of Stacy and Sara Anderson Collins, shared with me several photos that I am pleased to post on Renegade South. Dean is descended from Stacy and Sara’s […]