Knight, Thomas Jefferson.
New York, NY : Racehorse Publishing, 2016.
x, 393 pages ; 23 cm
"The life and activities of Captain Newton Knight originally published in 1935; The echo of the Black Horn originally published in 1951 by Parthenon Press"--Title page verso.
The free state of Jones / Thomas Jefferson Knight -- The echo of the black horn / Ethel Knight.
"Soldier, father, Rebel. Outlaw. A man of deep convictions, Captain Newt Knight disagreed with the values of the South and was accused of deserting the Confederate army. He was a believer in doing what was just. During the Civil War, he formed his own band of deserters who would rebel against the Confederacy and support the Union. In the spring of 1864, the government in Jones County was effectively overthrown, and, the county was dubbed "The Free State of Jones." Eventually, Knight would establish a mixed race town for both whites and former slaves to inhabit together. This edition merges two rare books on the subject; Thomas Jefferson Knight's The Life and Activities of Captain Newt Knight and Ethel Knight's The Echo at the Black Horn. Each paints a singular portrait of this elusive historical figure. Was he Civil War-Era Robin Hood or a manipulative cult leader?"--Publisher's website.