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Governors of Mississippi

1861 - 1870

January 9, 1861 - Mississippi secedes from the Union.    April 9, 1865 - The Civil War ends.    February 23, 1870 - Mississippi is readmitted to the Union.

John J. Pettus, 1860 - 1863
Chas. Clarke, 1863 - 1865
Wm. L. Sharkey (appointed), 1865 - 1866
Benj. G. Humphreys, 1866 - 1870
Adelbert Ames (appointed), 1868 - 1870
Jas. I. Alcorn, 1870
R. C. Powers (acting), 1870 - 1874

Read more about the Governors of Mississippi during the Civil War from the Mississippi History Now website.




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