J.D.R. Hawkins

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More On the Oxford Memorial

Last Sunday marked the 150th anniversary enlistment of the University Greys from the University of Mississippi. To commemorate the event, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy congregated, as well as members of the public.

A history about the University Greys during their tour of duty in the Civil War was given by Starke Miller, who is the University Greys historian from Memphis. The ceremony also included performances by the Forrest Highlanders and an excellent bluegrass band. Following the ceremony, reenactors departed for the Oxford train depot (just as the original soldiers did in 1861) while the rest enjoyed catfish and barbecue.

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