Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight and Jacob Lofland as Daniel in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

‘A gaunt, agonised figure, like a medieval saint’ … Matthew McConaughey and Jacob Lofland.

Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones | Mississippi History Now

Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones | Mississippi History Now

During the height of the United States Civil War a deserter from the Confederate Army led a county is Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy.

Confederate Deserters: The Rebels You Rarely Hear About Newton Knight, leader of the guerrilla unit known as the "Knight Company," which actively fought against the Confederacy.

Newton Knight (November 1837 – February 16, 1922) was an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate Army deserters that turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Local legends state that Knight and his men attempted to form the "Free State of Jones" in the area around Jones County, Mississippi, at the height of the war.

Shortly after the Siege of Vicksburg, Jones County resident Newton Knight formed the Knight Company and waged his own war on the Confederate Army.

Rachel Knight of Laurel, Missippi - Read book or see movie on "The Free State of Jones"

Newton Knight Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight  how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

newton knight - Google Search

newton knight - Google Search

Newton Knight’s Jones County Today

Subject of the upcoming film "The Free State of Jones," Mississippi's Newton Knight is remembered in his home of Jones County as both a hero and a scoundrel.

During the Civil War, some Mississippi soldiers decided they didn’t want to fight for the Confederacy. The anti-Confederate rebellion in Jones County was led by Newton Knight, who opposed slavery and secession.  In the spring of 1864, the Knight Company overthrew the Confederate authorities in Jones County and raised the United States flag over the county courthouse in Ellisville. The county was known as the Free State of Jones, and some say it actually seceded from the Confederac...

Free State of Jones is one of the most overlooked films featured this summer. Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight, an AWOL Confederate soldier and Mahershala Ali as Moses, an escaped enslaved Afri…

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

We pit the Free State of Jones movie vs. the true story of Newton Knight, Rachel, wife Serena and the Civil War Knight Company.

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Free state of jones newton knight screen used fishing & swamp set

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Matthew McConaughey’s recent streak of amazing character names — see Rustin Cohle and Newton Knight — continues in the trailer for Sing, where he plays Buster Moon, a koala struggling to save his theater.

Matthew McConaughey searches for next big animal singer in 'Sing' trailer

Movies: Matthew McConaughey searches for the next big animal singer in Sing trailer

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