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Union Academy

Location Information:
9th Avenue South
Columbus, MS

Contact Information:

Phone: (662) 328-0222
Phone: (800) 327-2686


Description:

As indicated by the state historic marker on 9th Avenue South, the original Union Academy was located at the site of a former Confederate Arsenal just south of the railroad tracks.

Documents indicate that in late 1865 the Freedmen’s Bureau opened a school for freed slaves at what was known as the Wayside Hospital building. The warehouse-type structure on the south side had been used as a hospital during the Civil War. The Freedman’s Bureau school, which precedes the establishment of Union Academy, was probably at the south side site as well.


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Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

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Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-21, 29th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium All Symposium events will be held…
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