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Samuel Andrew Agnew Collection

Identifier: MSS-100


  • 1847 - 1902

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Open to all researchers.

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Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Rev. S. A. Agnew 1833-1902, attended Erskine College and Seminary, in Due West, South Carolina. In 1852 after receiving his doctor of divinity degree he was assigned to Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Northeast Mississippi (Now Lee County, Mississippi). The Civil War Battle of Brice's Crossroads on June 10, 1864 took place near the site of Rev. Agnew’s family homestead. Rev. Agnew was 30 years old at the time. Rev. Agnew is widely known for his first-hand account of the June battle and its aftermath, and his diary, which he kept from the 1850’s till his death in 1902. Samuel Agnew continued to live at White House Ridge and was pastor of the Bethany A.R. Presbyterian Church located at the Crossroads from 1867 until his death. He is buried in Old Bethany Cemetery, Baldwyn, Lee County, Mississippi.

Sources: Diary posted to internet MSGenWeb pages


14 Reels (Microfilm)

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