Memorial window to the "University Grays" Co. A, 11th Mississippi

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Located in Ventress Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Ole Miss campus, is striking stained glass window memorializing the University Grays. This unit, made up almost entirely of students, suffered a 100% casualty rate while serving with the Army of Northern Virginia. In 1890, a memorial to the company was sponsored by Delta Gamma sorority & the Alumni Association. The window, created by the Tiffany Glass Company recently underwent a major restoration.
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Right panel depicting the company prior to leaving the University for Virginia.
 
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Located in Ventress Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Ole Miss campus, is striking stained glass window memorializing the University Grays. This unit, made up almost entirely of students, suffered a 100% casualty rate while serving with Army of Northern Virginia. In 1890, a memorial to the company was sponsored by Delta Gamma sorority & the Alumni Association. The window, created by the Tiffany Glass Company recently underwent a major restoration.
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Right panel depicting the company prior to leaving the University for Virginia.
That's awesome!!!
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Outstanding! Last June I started two threads on the Lee and Jackson windows at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Two great Americans, here they are again for your viewing pleasure!

Robert E. Lee window:
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The inscription below it reads:

To the Glory of God, all righteous and all merciful, and in undying tribute to the life and witness of Robert Edward Lee, servant of God, leader of men, general-on-chief of the armies of the Confederate States whose compelling sense of duty, serene faith, and unfailing courtesy mark him for all ages as a Christian soldier without fear and without reproach, this memorial bay is gratefully built by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Jackson window:

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The inscription below it reads;

To the Glory of the Lord of Hosts whom he so zealously served and in honored memory of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, lieutenant general, C.S.A., like a stone wall in his steadfastness, swift as lightning, and mighty in battle, he walked humbly before his Creator, whose word was his guide, this bay is erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and his admirers from South and North.
 

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I'm a lifelong Georgia Tech fan but in the past 5 years ago I have really taken a liking to Ole Miss which started with my research on the 11th Mississippi. I can't wait for 2016 when Tech travels to Oxford.
By 2016 Ole Miss may have gotten rid of anything that has anything to do with their Confederate History. They have become sheep.
 



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