During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession. In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession. In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

Newton Knight - Civil War Figure. He deserted from the Confederate Army and staged a Unionist rebellion that featured African-American and white residents of Jones County, Mississippi against the Confederacy in 1864 and 1865. They set up what was called the "Free State of Jones".

Newton Knight - Civil War Figure. He deserted from the Confederate Army and staged a Unionist rebellion that featured African-American and white residents of Jones County, Mississippi against the Confederacy in 1864 and 1865. They set up what was called the "Free State of Jones".

True Story of Newton Knight - Reel vs. Real - Hollywood vs. History

True Story of Newton Knight - Reel vs. Real - Hollywood vs. History

Newton Knight (November 1837 – February 16, 1922) was an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate Army deserters that turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legends state that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, at the height of the war.

Newton Knight (November 1837 – February 16, 1922) was an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate Army deserters that turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legends state that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, at the height of the war.

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State

Download imagens O Estado Livre de Jones, 2016, Matthew McConaughey, Newton Cavaleiro

Download imagens O Estado Livre de Jones, 2016, Matthew McConaughey, Newton Cavaleiro

DIVAGAR SOBRE TUDO UM POUCO : O Pintor Louis Aston Knight                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

O Pintor Louis Aston Knight

DIVAGAR SOBRE TUDO UM POUCO : O Pintor Louis Aston Knight Mais

Rachel Knight of Laurel, Missippi - Read book or see movie on "The Free State of Jones"

Rachel Knight of Laurel, Missippi - Read book or see movie on "The Free State of Jones"

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