Civil War

Published on October 8th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


“Ken Burns’ Ole Miss”

“Ken Burns’ Ole Miss”

The reading of a heartfelt letter home following Ole Miss’ defeat at the hands of the Longhorns of Texas.

December 5, 1862: General Ulysses S. Grant's troops camped on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi
Bill Perry, Jr. on Oxford Sessions "Abbeville Blues"

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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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