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Dear Mr. Fisher,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that include files for Confederate Soldiers from the State of Mississippi - Gandy, Augustine - Seventh Battalion, Infantry, A-Go and Confederate Soldiers from the State of Mississippi - Gandy, A - Twenty-seventh Infantry, Ch-G. Some of the cards in these files give the name of Augustus Gandy. The series also includes a file for Confederate Soldiers from the State of Mississippi - Haigler, David W C - Thirty-seventh Infantry, H-La. These records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog.
There may be records in Record Group 109 concerning the rebellion, however finding these records would take extensive research. For more information about Union and Confederate Civil War records at the National Archives, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
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The "Free State of Jones" affair was a local rebellion by ex-Confederates and deserters against excessive taxation by Confederate authorities in Mississippi, so there might be more information about the event in state records and state and local newspapers. Please contact the Mississippi Department of Archives & History for more information.
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