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.
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A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018.
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