Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
“Love is Immortal”
College Rifles Chapter U. D. C.
in grateful memory of the 104 men who went
out from this college as Company E; 18th
Mississippi Regiment, April 23, 1861.
J. W. Welborn, Capt., Cuddie Thomas, 1st Lieut.,
Joseph Buckles, 2nd Lieut., J. H. York, 3rd Lieut.,
Mike Carney, 1st Sergeant, W. H. Lewis, 2nd Sergeant.
Company E. went into action at the 1st Battle
of Manassas. On many a hard fought battle
field their blood was shed. Manassas, Leesburg,
Richmond, Malvern Hill, Seven Pines, Chickamauga
Sharpsburg, The Wilderness, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, terrible Gettysburg and others.
In 1862 W. H. Lewis of Clinton was elected Capt.
of the Mississippi College Rifles.
On the 9th of April 1865, with the Army of Northern Va.
which surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse
was the remnant of the Mississippi College Rifles.
Of the 104 men who enlisted only 8 returned.
Valiant men whom the world speaks of as
soldiers of a lost cause yet whose names have
gone down in history wearing a deathless
Erected 1926 by the Mississippi College Rifles Chapter U. D .C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1861.
Location. 32° 20.212′ N, 90° 19.835′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West College Street and Jefferson Street. Located in the quad of Mississippi College diagonally across West Capitol Street from the Aven Fine Arts Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West College Street, Clinton MS 39058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Whitfield (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi College (within shouting distance of this marker); Covenant of Cooperation (within shouting distance of this marker); Provine Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jennings Hall (about 500 feet away); Natchez Trace Crossing (about 700 feet away); Tanglewood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis Livery Stable (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
Also see . . . Mississippi College Rifles website. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 6, 7. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.