Rare Book and Reunion

Lamar Rifles: A History of Company G, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, C.S.A.

Lamar Rifles: A History of Company G, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, C.S.A.

Lamar Rifles:  A History of Company G, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, C.S.A. is a rare out-of-print book assembled by the Historical Committee of “The Survivors’ Association of Lamar Rifles.” Thomas P. Buford, Parham’s second cousin, served as Chairman. The Committee documented in the preface and introduction that in the Providence of God, it fell to the lot of our generation to dispose of grave issues which arose from the diverse constructions of the Constitution. Chapter one begins by explaining political feeling ran high all over the country.  Ominous war-clouds were seen rising on the Northern and Western horizon, and thoughtful men had grave fears of a coming storm. This primary source is an excellent work for gaining insight from Parham’s peers on the state of the Union leading up to Southern secession; the perspectives of those residing in Oxford, Mississippi and vicinity as they sent their sons to war; why the Lamar Rifles marched onto bloody battlefields; and how Northern victory set in motion the United States of America that had just entered the 20th century.

Click on image to listen to "Long Ago."

Click on image to listen to “Long Ago.”

The book has an official roster of the Company, including a short biography and list of engagements each member participated in.  It also includes the below photo from November 28, 1901 (Thanksgiving Day) of sixteen survivors assembled for a reunion in Oxford to reminisce when long ago they were young in the ranks.

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3 comments on “Rare Book and Reunion

  1. Alison Price James says:

    My family has a copy of the book mentioned above. My great grandmother was Caroline Calhoun Buford (later Price), born 1859 College Hill, Miss, – who was the sister of one of the Bufords mentioned here(I believe it was Walter Scott Buford died Second Manassas 1862). Her father was Thomas Newton Buford (1809-1875) and mother was Jane Caroline Tankersley (1819-1898).

  2. wayneandjen says:

    Walter Scott Buford and his father, Thomas Newton Buford (i.e. Uncle Newt), will continue to be mentioned in letters Parham writes home. Parham will write of Walter being wounded at Second Manassas, Uncle Newt coming to Virginia to be with his son, and the sorrowful news of Walter’s death. Follow this blog to learn details of your family’s history.

  3. wayneandjen says:

    Walter Scott Buford and his father, Thomas Newton Buford (i.e. Uncle Newt), will continue to be mentioned in letters Parham writes home. Parham will write of Walter being wounded at Second Manassas, Uncle Newt coming to Virginia to be with his son, and the sorrowful news of Walter’s death. Follow this blog to learn details of your family’s history.

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