Welcome to the 11th Mississippi Memorial Association Homepage
The long-awaited day is here. The monument is finished and the Park Service at Gettysburg has approved it. The Association is very excited to announce that the monument dedication will take place on Saturday, 27 May, 2000. The Association has also approved a medal design to help raise funds to continue to pay for the monument. The continued support of interested individual is greatly appreciated. Further information may be obtained within this webpage.
Schedule of Events for the Monument Dedication
Dedication of the 11th Mississippi
Gettysburg National Military Park
11:00 a.m., Saturday, 27 May, 2000
Introduction of the Honourable
William F. Winter
Chairman of the Proceedings
Dr. Michael Ballard,
Professor of History,
Mississippi State University
Introduction of Special
The Honourable William F. Winter,
Former Governor, The Great State of Mississippi
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
8th Georgia Regimental Band
Greetings from the Chancellor
Andrew P. Mullins,
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor,
University of Mississippi
The Debt That Remains
Dr. John Neff,
Professor of History,
University of Mississippi
The Honourable Robert Major Walker,
Mayor, City of Vicksburg, Mississippi
2nd South Carolina String Band
Acceptance of the Memorial
Dr. John Latschar,
Gettysburg National Military Park
Introduction of The Honourable
Dr. David G. Sansing,
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Mississippi
Chairman, 11th Mississippi Memorial Association
The Honourable Thad Cochran,
United States Senator, Mississippi
11th Mississippi Memorial Association
Unveiling of the Memorial
Descendents of the 11th Mississippi Regiment
Dedication of the Advance
Near Brian's Barn
The 11th Mississippi at
Steve Stubbs, Author
Duty, Honour, Valour,
The Story of the 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment
The Greys at Gettysburg
Starke Miller, Author
A History of the University Greys
The Roll of Honour
Members of the 11th Mississippi Killed at Gettysburg
Called by Their Descendents
Billy Ellis, Author
Tithes of Blood,
A Confederate Soldier's Story
The 11th Mississippi Memorial Association is a non-profit organisation that was formed to honour the men who served in the 11th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army. The primary goal of the committee is to commission and place a monument to the 11th Mississippi at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This goal will be realised on Saturday, 27 May, 2000.
The 11th Mississippi has been honoured in many ways both during the War and in the 138 years following. This homepage describes the divers manners that have honoured the 11th Mississippi and will describe and update the on-going activities of the Memorial Association in its current endeavours to further recognise the role this regiment played in the War Between the States.
Regimental History -- The 11th Mississippi was formed 4 May 1861 in Corinth, Mississippi. Ten companies from counties in Northern and Central Mississippi ultimately formed the 11th Mississippi. For an excellent history of the 11th please refer to the homepage of the 11th Mississippi by Stephen R. Davis. As part of the Army of Northern Virginia, the 11th participated in every major battle of the Virginia Theatre with the exception of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. For a better view of the map shown in the background that depicts the movements of the ANV during the eventful year of 1863, click here.
One manner in which the men leaving home were honoured was the construction of flags for regiments and individual companies by wives, mothers, and daughters of the men in those units. For a more detailed description and photographs of the flags of the 11th, please go to the Battle Flag Page of the 11th Mississippi Infantry.
Art has featured the 11th Mississippi. These items range from a Tiffany stained glass window on the campus of the University of Mississippi to paintings by contemporary artist Dale Gallon. For more information on the art of the 11th, please go to art.
Historical Literature has also featured the 11th. Apart from its mention in general histories of the War, the 11th has been the specific focus of various studies. For a more complete list of these pieces please see the writings page. This link will provide new information of Steven H. Stubbs' history of the 11th, Duty, Honor, Valor.
Activities of the Association:
The Association has commissioned Mr. Dale Gallon to portray the regiment during the Pickett-Trimble-Pettigrew Charge. He has done so admirably in his work Imperishable Glory. Proceeds from the sale of these prints are dedicated to fund the cost of the monument to be placed at Gettysburg.
These prints are still available from the Association. If you are interested in purchasing one of these prints and helping to sponsor the monument, please contact the Association at the following address: 11th Mississippi Memorial Association, Box 181, University MS 38677.
The Association also commissioned the sriking of a commemorative medal. The proceeds from the sale of this proposed medal would help fund the monument and contribute to the upkeep of the Regimental battle flag that fell at Gettysburg. The designs (illustrated below) comprises the first regimental flag (used at 1st Manassas), the momument dedication date, and a hanging star embossed with 11th. The star, which has been long associated with the state and the regiment, was used as a hat pin on the uniform of the 11th Mississippi. The medal is composed of a metal upper piece, coloured as illustrated, with the metal suspended star. It will first be available at the Monument Dedication and may be obtained from the Association after the dedication. If the reader would like to make a donation, please use the e-mail at the end of the webpage or contact the Association at the address noted.
The 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with its ranks growing thinner at every step, advanced across the Emmitsburg Road. Formation then broken, clusters of men advanced with the colors to the stone wall near the Brian barn. "Here we were subjected to a most galling fire of musketry and artillery that so reduced the already thinned ranks that any further effort to carry the position was hopeless, and there was nothing left but to retire."
Company B - Coahoma Invincibles
Coahoma County - Capt. William D. Nunn
Company C - Prairie Rifles
Chickasaw County - Capt. George W. Shannon
Company D - Neshoba Rifles
Neshoba County - Capt. John R. Prince
Company E - Prairie Guards
Lowndes County - Capt. Henry P. Halbert
Company G - Lamar Rifles
Lafayette County - Capt. William G. Nelms
Company H - Chickasaw
Chickasaw County - Capt. Jamison H. Moore
Company I - Van Dorn Reserves
Monroe County - Capt. Stephen C. Moore
Company K - Carroll County
Carroll County - Capt. George W. Bird, Jr.
The following links are to other sites that specifically refer to the 11th Mississippi.
The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan houses an excellent collection of War Between the States Material in its Schoff Civil War Collection. Included in this collection are papers of John H. Graham and Thomas Dwight Witherspoon, who both served in the 11th at some point in their military career. Other collections held by the Clements Library include the papers of James M. Howry, who also refers to the 11th in his writings.
Kings Hobby Shop of San Antonio. Texas features a photograph of a figure by Gregg Heilers of an 11th Mississippi infantryman. This figure may be viewed at the Kings Hobby Web Page.
Mr. Shelby Foote, for his gracious permission to use his map of the Virginia Theatre of War, 1863 as the background and map for these pages.
Mr. Dale Gallon, for his permission to reproduce the prints of his two paintings.
Dr. David Sansing, Mr. Steve Stubbs, Mr. Billy Ellis, Mr. Starke Miller, Dr. Michael Ballard, and others of the 11th Mississippi Memorial Association for their aid, assistance and contributions to these pages.
Dr. Riccardo Boni and Dr. Bennie French for their assistance in the graphics used in these pages.