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Lest We Forget book cover

The history of the 7th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry is at the press and Ron Skellie is now taking orders. Please click on the image of the book cover to order your set and learn about some specials offers. You can also read the text from the back cover and get in touch with Ron Skellie.

Ron Skellie is going to be on a tour to promote the "Lest We Forget.." publication. Click below to view his schedule and to learn how to schedule Ron for a visit to your area. Please note that all dates and times are subject to change.

NOTE: Schedule format has been fixed to accomodate viewing on I-phones.

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To contribute information to our continued book and research project contact Mr. Ron Skellie at his email address below. If you have any information, pictures, records or such you would like to see added to this page contact me, Jamie Roberts, at my email address below. Thank you on behalf of those who served.

If you know of any incorrect information
on this page or have more information on
the 7th Mississippi please contact us.

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Jamie Roberts
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Ron Skellie

Colonel Hamilton Mayson
Col. Hamilton Mayson
Enhanced Photo Courtesy of:
Martin Hegwood
Col. Hamilton Mayson
Original Photo Courtesy of:
John Robinson

NEW SECTION! COMPLETE ENHANCED ROSTER
Due to high demand and cost of printing Ron Skellie has made the entire "Lest We Forget: The Immortal 7th Mississippi" working roster available as a free download. It is in Word Format and should print in 8.5 inch x 11 inch format. (Two columns).

NEW SECTION! DIARY: LT. JOHN DANIEL COOPER
The McMains family has given us another piece of history. Please read Lt. Cooper's diary and obituary. The diary covers the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and the obituary includes Lt. Cooper's bio and the story of his actions in combat that lead to his death.

NEW SECTION! PRICE FAMILY OF COMPANY B
Fellow descendent Anna Fuller has provided us with letters and pictures of the Price family who served in company B. One of the pics is of the bullett that killed Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Price. Visit the page marked "Price Family" to see more.

T. Anna Leese has now published her book on the Price family who served in the 7th MIssissippi Infantry. To read more and to place an order CLICK HERE

NEW SECTION! LETTERS: GEORGE SYLVESTER LEA
Pvt. George Lea of company C was KIA at the Battle of Franklin. The Lea family tells us that his black servant and constant companion throughout the War, Kemp, returned after the war with George’s father and his close friend, Nick Travis to recover his remains. They transported his body back to Mississippi where he was buried.

NEW! SWORD OF LT. THOMAS J. RANKIN
Sword of Lt. T.J. Rankin

Above is a photo of the sword carried by 3rd.Sgt. / Senior 2nd. Lt. Thomas Jesse Rankin of Company F. The sword is an 1850 Model Foot Officer's Sword. The sword rests now at the historic John Ford Home in Sandy Hook, Marion County, MS. Our deepest thanks go to Chris Watts for providing the photo to us. To read some war time letters written by Lt. Rankin please use the menu to your left and select "Rankin Letters". Click on the photo to view a larger copy of the image.

The provenance of the sword is unclear and any help would be appreciated. The hilt states it as made in New York.

NEW! MISSISSIPPI HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARTICLE

Posted now in its entirety is the 1903 article from the Mississippi Historical Society Publications (Volume VII) titled "JOHNSON'S DIVISION IN THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN". This article was written by by General Stephen D. Lee who was Corp Commander at that great battle. The 7th Mississippi was part of Sharpe's Brigade of General Edward Johnson's Division of Lee's Corp. Truly a great piece of history.

TRAIN WRECK HISTORICAL MARKER
Louisiana State Historical MarkerThe Louisiana State Historical marker that commemorated the train wreck of February 27, 1862 that involved the 7th Mississippi has been RECOVERED. The marker, which was thought stolen will again be placed on Louisiana State HWY 51 near the actual wreck site. We again wish to extend thanks to Wayne Cosby and the Friends of Camp Moore for their work in getting the marker placed as well as all the other groups and individuals who helped with donations and the labor to get this done.

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NEW! DIARY OF SGT. WILLIAM J. BASS
Thanks to the Bass family for supporting us in sharing this new entry with everyone. Sgt. Bass left a very good history for us to read. If you are a Bass descendent and wish to contact the family just email us and we wlll put you in touch.

NEW FOUND REGIMENTAL FLAG
Regimental FlagThis is a computer rendering of the 3rd flag that has been identified as belonging to the 7th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This flag now rests in Nashville at the
Tennessee State Museum
John Daniel CooperThe flag's restoration and preservation is now complete. We are also pleased to announce that the funds for this restoration were kindly donated by the McMains Foundation. The flag is back at the Tennessee State Museum and is available for viewing.

On behalf of all the men of the 7th Mississippi Infantry and their descendents we wish to thank former Louisiana State Representative F. Charles "Chuck" McMains and the entire McMains family. Mr. McMains is the great-great grandson of Lt. John Daniel Cooper, Company G, 7th Mississippi Infantry, pictured at left. Photo property of McMains family.

7th Mississippi Drum
7th Mississippi Infantry Drum pic #17th Mississippi Infantry Drum pic #2

This is an extremely rare Confederate regimental drum, one of only four known to exist. It is the only one which is regimentally identified.

We want to extend our sincere thanks to Gary Hendershott for allowing us to use the photos as well as providing the provenance of the drum. To visit Mr. Hendershott's online catalog of museum pieces CLICK HERE

Research group photo

Above is a photo of the group who keeps this website up and going. The photo was taken July 1, 2006 at the Pittman Brothers Memorial Ssrvices. Please see our page marked Pittman Artwork & Photo for more more photos and details of this service.

Photo courtesy of Jake Roberts

NEW! MAJOR EDWARD BRADY CARRUTH WEBSITE
The Great-grandson of Major Edward B. Carruth has built a website to honor the Major. It features several great pics and some very unusual and interesting articles. Click on his name above to visit.!

HOT! MISSISSIPPI IN THE CIVIL WAR MESSAGE BOARD
Need to ask a question about any Mississippi unit, soldier or sailor during the War Between the States? Need genealogy help with an ancestor? This is the place to seek your answer.

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Sophia Grace Arias
In loving memory

Sophia Grace Arias
August 24, 2006 - April 21, 2012.

Granddaughter of Ron Skellie, the entire 7th Mississippi family of descendents, researchers and friends has been saddened by our loss.

Click on Sophie's pic or CLICK HERE to visit her "You Can Do It Foundation" and learn how to help us keep her spirit and inspiration going by helping other children who need a little extra love. Thanks and God bless!

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