The Civil War comes to Yazoo. December 12, 1862
Originally the name of the “Battle for Yazoo” was compiled many years ago from information provided by Glen Jones of the Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Edwin C. Bearss, a Research Historian at the Vicksburg National Park, and Sam Olden, the President of the Yazoo Historical Society. Later, the most important event in the light of the revolution was renamed the Civil War in Yazoo County, 1862-1864.
For Yazooans, the War Between the States at first seemed far away. For its first full year, though scores of Yazoo boys had a...