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Picayune in Pearl River County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies

 
 
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May 6, 2017
1. Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies Marker
Inscription. Pearl River County was formed after the Civil War from portions of Hancock and Marion Counties. The following Confederate military units were formed in those two parent counties of Pearl River County.
Hancock County: Capt. Robards' Company (Co. G, 3rd Battn. Inf. Minute Men); Gainesville Volunteers (Co. G, 3rd MS Infantry); Hancock Rebels (Co. C, 38th MS Inf. [Mtd.]); Poitevent's Company (Co. B, 17th Battn. MS Cav.); Shieldsboro Rifles (Co. F, 3rd MS Inf.).
Marion County: Columbia Guards (Co. I, 38th MS Inf. [Mtd.]); Jeff Davis Sharpshooters (Co. D, 7th MS Inf.); Marion Grays (Co. G, 2nd MS Inf. Minute Men); Marion's Men (Co. F, 7th MS Inf.).
The Hancock Rebels were formed at Hobolochitto, now known as Picayune, and are the city's only known Confederate unit. They served at the Battle of Iuka and Corinth, as well as at the 47 day Siege of Vicksburg. Though originally an infantry unit, they were mounted in 1864 and served under famed Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest at the Battle of Harrisburg, MS. Twenty-one "Rebels" died during the war.
 
Erected by Gainesville Vols - Ed Pinero, Mayor.
 
Location. 30° 31.473′ N, 89° 40.82′ W. Marker is in Picayune, Mississippi, in Pearl River County. Marker is
Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies Marker image. Click for full size.
May 6, 2017
2. Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies Marker
on U.S. 11 near Tate Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the Picayune Amtrak Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 US-11, Picayune MS 39466, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Railroad Logo (within shouting distance of this marker); Tank Car CROX 2027 (within shouting distance of this marker); Picayune (approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Hancock Rebels" (approx. 4.2 miles away); John C. Stennis Space Center (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2017.
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