Mississippi Bishop William Henry Elder and the Civil War

Turnrow will be hosting author Ryan Starrett for an event about his new book "Mississippi Bishop William Henry Elder and the Civil War."

Conquest. War. Famine. Death. During the Civil War, all Four Horsemen circled the flock of William Henry Elder, the third bishop of Natchez. Elder was a hopeful unionist turned secessionist whose diocese encompassed the entirety of Mississippi. Consequently, he witnessed many of the pivotal moments of the Civil War--the capitulation of Natchez, the Siege of Vicksburg, the destruction of Jackson and the overall desolation of a state. And in the midst of the conflict, Bishop Elder went about his daily duties of baptizing, teaching, praying, preaching, performing marriages, confirming, comforting and burying the dead. Join author Ryan Starrett on this moving account of Elder and the heroics of this wartime bishop.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
304 Howard Street
Greenwood, MS 38930
Mississippi Bishop William Henry Elder and the Civil War Cover Image
By Ryan Starrett, Cleta Ellington (Foreword by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467143806
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Published: History Press - October 21st, 2019

Conquest. War. Famine. Death. During the Civil War, all Four Horsemen circled the flock of William Henry Elder, the third bishop of Natchez. Elder was a hopeful unionist turned secessionist whose diocese encompassed the entirety of Mississippi.