Civil War

Published on January 14th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn

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Union Officers in the 47th Illinois camped in Oxford, Mississippi in December of 1862 during the Civil War

This is a photograph that was taken in Oxford, Mississippi in December of 1862. The caption reads: “On Picket No. 1, Officers Co. E 47th Ill. Infantry Vols., Oxford, Miss, Dec. 1862.” There are names written tiny under the photo, detailing the men pictured, but this version is very lo-res and the original needs to be rescanned for accuracy.

Union Officers in the 47th Illinois camped in Oxford, Mississippi in December of 1862.

Union Officers in the 47th Illinois camped in Oxford, Mississippi in December of 1862.

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.



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