PICAYUNE — The Gainesville Volunteers, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 373, Pearl River County, are raising money to fund a State-approved historical marker honoring those Confederate companies raised in what became Pearl River County.
This will be the third historical marker erected by the group and will list those CSA units formed in Marion and Hancock Counties — the parent counties of Pearl River County. In addition, it will provide additional information about the only Confederate company raised in Picayune proper— the Hancock Rebels, Co. C, 38th MS Infantry (Mounted).
A group spokesperson said, “We have received permission from the City of Picayune to place the current marker at the Lower Pearl River Valley Transportation Museum.
We are seeking donations from the public to assist us in the purchase of this marker, which will cost about $2,500 by the time it is installed. All who value Southern and Confederate ancestors and local history are encouraged to make a donation made payable to Gainesville Volunteers, and with a memo line note “Historical Marker” to: Treasurer Daryl Ladner, 9241 Road 232, Picayune, MS 39466.
All donors of $25 or more will be listed in the printed marker dedication program (program date to be announced), unless they prefer to be anonymous.
For further information, please email Adjutant Jim Huffman, email@example.com or visit www.gainsville-vols.org.