Published on July 3rd, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn1
150 years ago today: the 11th Mississippi at the Battle of Gettysburg
150 years ago today, July 3, 1863, Company A of the 11th Mississippi, better known as the “University Greys”, a Confederate unit made up of students from the University of Mississippi, made a gallant stand during Pickett’s Charge in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Greys penetrated further than any other Confederate company, but at a great cost: 100% casualties. Those who survived Gettysburg were merged with another unit from Lafayette county, Company G, the “Lamar Rifles,” where they served out the reminder of the Civil War.
Read further and see their monument at Gettysburg: http://www.gettysburg.stonesentinels.com/Confederate/11MS.php