R | | Action, Biography, Drama
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.
Historian Rudy Leverett, who wrote "The Legend of the Free State of Jones" tried in his book to diminish the importance of the rebellion and to portray Newton Knight as an outlaw. Leverett is in fact the great-grandson of Maj. Amos McLemore, a ... ...
He died with honor.
Newton Knight: No, Will, he just died.
When taking down the Confederate Flag to replace it with the Stars and Stripes, it is the wrong flag. The flag being taken down was actually the battle standard of the Army of Northern Virginia, . It should have been the "The Stainless Banner".
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