Civil War

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn


Civil War Soldiers on Ole Miss Campus to be Memorialized Sunday, May 5, 2013

More than 700 Confederate dead on Ole Miss campus to be memorialized 

OXFORD, Miss. — The University Greys Camp No. 1803, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold its 15th annual memorial celebration for Confederate Veterans on Sunday, May 5, at the Confederate Cemetery, located behind Tad Smith Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus.
A complimentary catfish and barbecue dinner on the grounds will be served beginning at 1 pm, with the memorial service commencing at 2 pm.  The featured speaker is Rev. James Taylor, of Pittsboro, Mississippi.  All persons interested are invited to attend.
The Confederate Cemetery on the Ole Miss campus contains the graves of more than 700 Southern soldiers, most of whom died of battlefield wounds on the university campus following the Battle of Shiloh in 1862.
Mississippi observed the official state holiday of “Confederate Memorial Day” on Monday, April 27.
For more information on the service, contact University Greys camp commander Larry Mardis at (662)832-4908.
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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. 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. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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