Newton Knight  and a number of Confederate army deserters turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legend states that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, during
 the height of the war.
Newton Knight and a number of Confederate army deserters turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legend states that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, during the height of the war. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com
Newton Knight and a number of Confederate army deserters turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legend states that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, during the height of the war. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com