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Civil War History in Yazoo County

Originally titled “The Battle for Yazoo,” THIS PAMPHLET (out of print but available for download) was compiled many years ago from information supplied by Glen Jones, Mississippi Chemical Corporation; Edwin C. Bearss, Research Historian, Vicksburg National Park, and Sam Olden, President, Yazoo Historical Society. It was first produced by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce.

The full text has been updated by the Yazoo County CVB and many articles, written by Sam Olden and originally published by The Yazoo Herald, added. Download the full text in PDF format here.


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In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating this information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. The following pages include the updates and additions to the original pamphlet, along with the information from the articles by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication to helping get this information to the public.

Printed copies can be requested by Contacting Us OR our PDF version can also be downloaded and saved or printed. Click Here to download the full text.

The Gallery at the bottom of this page includes additional links to pages related to Yazoo County’s Civil War history.

More Yazoo County Civil War History

More Yazoo County Civil War History

Historical Markers in Yazoo County – Civil War

Historical Markers in Yazoo County - Civil War

Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862 – 1864

Civil War Comes to Yazoo 1862 - 1864

Confederate Monument

Confederate Monument

C.S.S. Arkansas

Painting of the CSS Arkansas by Bob Coleman

Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood Cemetery

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P.O. Box 186
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
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