Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union in 1861 and became the "Republic of Mississippi" under the Confederate States of America. The fact that Confederate president Jefferson Davis hailed from Mississippi gave the state a particular closeness to the new government and then it would go on to have a pivotal role in the Confederacy throughout the war.
Beginning in the spring of 1862, Mississippi became a battleground and there were few sections of the state which did not see destruction and devastation. In 1863, the state would capture the attention of the nation during the terrible Siege of Vicksburg, which is described in greater detail in the section about the ghosts of that city.
So, sit back and enjoy these tales about the ghosts of the Deep South, a place where customs and traditions (including ghosts) are still a part of everyday life.
The History & Hauntings of the House once known as "the Most Haunted Place
ILLINOIS CENTRAL SPOOK LIGHT
THE AMOS DEASON HOME
GHOSTS OF NATCHEZ
Including the ghosts and legends of the Natchez Trace; King's Tavern; Linden and the famous Longwood
THE HAWES MANSION RUINS
COLD SPRING PLANTATION
GHOSTS OF VICKSBURG
Ghosts and haunted places from the most Civil War battle location in Mississippi, including Anchuca; Cedar Grove and the McRaven House
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