Contextualization at University of Mississippi

Detail from Tiffany window

Part of a stained glass window depicting Confederate soldiers in gray uniforms in front  of a tall white building.

Materials from Archives & Special Collections about the Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery

Black and white photo of a white stone arch that reads "'61 Confederate Soldiers Cemetery '65"

Two stone pillars frame a path leading to a stone memorial surrounded by trees.

Memorials and Contextualization

The Confederate Cemetery on campus originated from burials during the Civil War when the campus served casualties from both sides as a hospital.  Union burials were removed after the conflict to national cemeteries.  Over the years, the cemetery accumulated and lost various markers and memorials.  Dedicated in 1889, the Tiffany window in Ventress Hall commemorates the University Greys, the students who formed Company A of the 11 Mississippi Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army.  In 1906, a local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the Confederate statue in the Grove to honor the Confederate soldiers of Lafayette County. 


Stained Glass Memorial in Ventress Hall

Materials in Archives & Special Collections about the Tiffany window in Ventress Hall.

Confederate Monument

Tall white stone pillar with a statue of a soldier on top stands in front of the Lyceum.

Materials from Archives & Special Collections about the Confederate monument

Select Books about Confederate Memorialization