“CWRGM is changing the way we think, write, and teach about the American Civil War and Reconstruction.”
It didn't matter if you were a man or woman, young or old, rich or poor, or black or white — Mississippians across the spectrum contacted their governor about every issue imaginable, which makes this collection truly representative of this diverse state.
Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi (CWRGM) is a digital history project that provides free online access to all of the state's governors' papers from just before the Civil War through the era of Reconstruction. Mississippi was one of the most powerful states in the Union when it seceded and joined the Confederacy. Over the next sixteen years, Mississippians played an active role in a war that brought revolutionary change to the state through military campaigns, emancipation, army occupation, and powerful legislation.