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Former location of the "Dead House." image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
Former location of the "Dead House."
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — "Dead House"
Originally built for use as magnetic observatory. Used as Confederate morgue after Battle of Shiloh in April, 1862. Also used by Gen. U.S. Grant in fall of 1862 and later by forces of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. — Map (db m102673) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Barnard Observatory
Built 1857-59 by Chancellor F.A.P. Barnard, the Observatory housed the Physics and Astronomy Department until 1939 and was the home of chancellors until 1971. The West Wing, called McCain Hall, was used by the NROTC, 1947-89. The Observatory was . . . — Map (db m102769) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Civil Rights MonumentJames Meredith
James H. Meredith, a Mississippi native of Kosciusko, stepped into the pages of history on October 1, 1962 when he opened the doors to higher education at the University of Mississippi and in the South. As a major figure in the . . . — Map (db m102888) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — 62 — Documenting the Blues
Front The University of Mississippi is internationally famous for its work in documenting and preserving African American blues culture. In 1983 the Center for the Study of Southern Culture acquired Living Blues magazine, which . . . — Map (db m102770) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Lyceum — The Circle Historic District
Lyceum — The Circle Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This district possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . — Map (db m103003) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in JournalismThe University of Mississippi
Agence France-Presse journalist Paul Guihard was one of more than 300 journalists who watched the chaos surrounding the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He was murdered on campus near the student union around 9 P.M., . . . — Map (db m102889) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — The Lyceum
The Lyceum, which opened for the first University of Mississippi class in 1848, symbolizes the origins, endurance, and triumphs of higher education in Mississippi. During the Civil War, the building served as a hospital for Union and Confederate . . . — Map (db m102753) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — The Old Chapel
The Old Chapel was originally constructed in 1853 as a dormitory. Its design was later modified to include a large hall for student assemblies, commencement exercises, and meeting rooms for literary societies and student organizations. During the . . . — Map (db m102675) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — To Our Confederate Dead1861-1865
Front To Our Confederate Dead 1861-1865, Left side They fell devoted, but undying; The very gale their names seem'd sighing: The waters murmur'd of their name; The woods were peopled . . . — Map (db m102996) WM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — 7 — University of Mississippi — Mississippi Freedom Trail
Front On October 1, 1962, James Meredith broke the rigid segregation in Mississippi's higher education when he became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Though federal courts had ordered his admission, . . . — Map (db m102580) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — Ventress Hall
Constructed in 1889 at a cost of $35,000, this Romanesque Revival-style building served as the University's first library. Renamed in honor of James Alexander Ventress in 1985, this building has also served as the School of Law (1911-1929), State . . . — Map (db m102677) HM

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