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Letter from John B. Nevett to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; February 12, 1862
In this letter dated February 12, 1862, a man named John Nevett is requesting clemency and sentence commutation for a convicted murderer named Patrick Fitzgerald. The request was sent to Mississippi Governor John Pettus. Fitzpatrick killed a man…
Letter from John A. Avirett, Jr. to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; February 21, 1862
In this letter, Confederate officer John Avirett Jr. is requesting that the Governor of Mississippi commute the murder sentence of David Henderson.
Letter from John W. Thompson to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; October 16, 1861
This letter from Lawyer John Thompson of Ripley. Mississippi was sent to Mississippi Governor John Pettus. it is a request for a pardon for murderer B.F. Jackson.
Letter from John W. Thompson to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus; August 29, 1861
A letter written by lawyer John W. Thompson to Mississippi Governor John Pettus, requesting a pardon for a man named Green Smith who was convicted of murder.
Newspaper clipping about the Patrick Fitzgerald case, Vicksburg Daily Whig, 18 November 1856
Notice in the paper that the Adams County (Mississippi) Circuit Court convicted Patrick Fitzgerald of murder. Provides a scathing account of Mr. Fitzgerald.
Newspaper clipping from the Vicksburg Daily Whig, 19 December, 1856
A brief article in the paper reporting that Mississippi Governor McRae had granted Patrick Fitzgerald a respite from execution. It was postponed from December of 1856 to February of 1857.
Panola County map
Map of Panola County, Mississippi.
Newspaper clipping from the Vicksburg Whig, April 4th, 1860
A clipping from the Vicksburg Whig which gives details about the brutal murder of a negro by a Mr. H. Henderson.
Southern Ideas of Liberty
Print depicting the hanging of a northern abolitionist, with tar boiling in the background, and the judge passing sentence sitting upon cotton, tobacco and the Constitution.
Photo of Vicksburg, Mississippi 1860-1865
A albumen photograph of the city of Vicksburg, MS taken sometime during the Civil War, 1861-1865.