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I am a retired administrator from the University of Mississippi and a amateur history buff, especially of the ACW. I have long visited this board and decided to join once I learned how from a very patient moderator. I look forward to increasing my knowledge of this pivotal American event.

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David

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With the fortuitous positioning of the University of Mississippi among significant War of the Rebellion sites, such as Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge, Hernando, Tupello, and of course Corinth, with its M & C R.R. and O & M R.R., the University Library must be a treasure trove of original material...

Looking forward to your contributions: Welcome to SDG.

Ozzy

 

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Ozzy

You are very well informed about my neck of the woods and yes the University of Mississippi has quite a collection of documents as well as the Center for the Study of Southern Collection located on campus. Mississippi State University has very fine collection of materials about the ACV.

If you are interested in any of these web sites let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you as well as any other information you wish to have about the campus, Oxford and North Mississippi. Oxford is about 110 miles Southwest of Shiloh and was the on the Mississippi Central Railroad a vital line into the heart of the state. Grant used this line and soon the wounded from both sides where brought to Oxford and Ole Miss. There is a cemetery on campus which has soldiers of both sides and would be glad to share if asked. There is a photograph of Grant camping on the Lafayette County Courthouse in December of 1862.

I apologize for babbling as I sure everyone has had enough about Oxford. Thank you very much for your gracious welcome and I can be of service please do not hesitate to let me know.

Regards

David

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Welcome to our group,David.you will will be amazed by the knowledge and information that our members have.maybe you can come up to the anniversary hikes..the 155th reinactment will be the same time and we will have luminary display on sat nite.Mona

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David

Thanks for the timely reply. I believe there is no chance of any of us "tiring of the story out of Oxford" because I do not believe it has been comprehensively discussed, as yet. For example, with the proximity of University of Mississippi to Corinth, it would be reasonable to assume students/former students participated in the Battle of Shiloh. But it appears most of the university students joined the 11th Mississippi, and that infantry regiment was sent East early in the war, where it confronted McClellan, Pope, Meade... and Grant.

Cheers

Ozzy

 

Reference:  http://shilohdiscussiongroup.com/index.php?/topic/1757-flag-dedication/&_fromLogin=1

http://faculty.swosu.edu/scott.long/11thmiss/homepage/history.htm   Brief history of 11th Mississippi by S. R. Davis

 

 

 

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Ozzy

I would be glad to share additional information about Oxford, Lafayette county and the University of Mississippi. I have listed a few sites below that may be of interest. Your comment about the 11th Mississippi is quite true but please realize that Lafayette county contributed many additional units to the Confederacy in fact over 20. One unit the Lamar Rifles (Company G) were incorporated with the University Greys (Company A) into the 11th.

Perhaps this material should be moved to another thread but I am unable to do so.

Regards

Dave

http://humphreys1625.homestead.com/unitindex.html

http://hottytoddy.com/2014/08/06/confederate-cemetery-speaks-to-compassion-of-oxford-tragedy-of-war

http://southernstudies.olemiss.edu

 

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David

Thanks so much for providing the websites attached to your above post:

http://humphreys1625.homestead.com/unitindex.html   List of State of Mississippi CSA units  (allows entry-level information for researchers attempting to discover family history connections)

http://hottytoddy.com/2014/08/06/confederate-cemetery-speaks-to-compassion-of-oxford-tragedy-of-war/  History of University of Mississippi during the ACW

http://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/   Entry site for University of Mississippi-held ACW information

http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/civil_war   Archives and special collections access at Ole Miss

http://lib.msstate.edu/specialcollections/collections/manuscripts/civilwar/   Mississippi State University manuscript collection (including U. S. Grant Presidential Library collection)

http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/ref/collection/civil_war/id/1472   Civil War diary of Jeremiah Gage, 11th Mississippi, Co.A

(I've taken the liberty to add the "humphreys" site to our Ancestor-search site in Resources, here on SDG. All other sites will provide worthwhile opportunities to spend idle time in research and investigation...)

Thanks again for providing these valuable links

Ozzy

 

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In regards to your concern about "moving the State of Mississippi / University of Mississippi links to another thread," I took the liberty of moving the "humphreys" site to our Resources file. I added "descriptions" to the above links, so others here at SDG can access it via use of the Search Box at top of our website:

  • single words -- Mississippi -- will return most of the above links, in a field of perhaps 100 others;
  • multiple words, surrounded by quotation marks -- "Mississippi State" -- will return fewer than five hits (with the above link included)

So it really doesn't matter where on the SDG site information is stored: if we have a link, you can find it using the Search Box.

Cheers

Ozzy

 

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