Confederate Conscription & Desertion

This lesson will introduce students to how Mississippians responded to conscription and most importantly, forms of wartime dissent within Mississippi to challenge the idea that southerners universally supported the Confederate war effort.

Lesson Plans

High School

Further Reading

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Al Wheat is a seven-year classroom educator in Mississippi Public Schools. Al now serves as Director of Education for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.