Civil War

Published on April 29th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn

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University Greys at Gettysburg, painted by Ray Meifert

The last Monday in April is “Confederate Memorial Day” in Mississippi. It’s an Official State Holiday. Here is a interesting video of a painting of the University Greys last stand at Gettysburg, painted by Ray Meifert. The University Greys were Ole Miss students who enlisted in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Their ranks were decimated at Gettysburg and very few survived the war.

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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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