- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) - A new historical marker to honor the Confederate companies that were formed in the Pearl River County area during the Civil War will soon be placed in front of the Intramodal Transportation Center in downtown Picayune.

Jim Huffman, a member of the Gainesville Volunteers, tells The Picayune Item (https://bit.ly/1fLAmu2 ) the Confederate history group raised $2,300 for the marker.

Pearl River County was formed after the Civil War from portions of Marion and Hancock counties.

The sign will honor Capt. Robards’ Company, Gainesville Volunteers, Hancock Rebels, Poitevent’s Company, Shieldsboro Rifles, Columbia Guards, Jeff Davis Sharpshooters, Marion Grays and Marion’s Men.

Huffman says the Hancock Rebels were formed at what is now Picayune and they served at the Battles of Iuka and Corinth and the Siege of Vicksburg.

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Information from: Picayune Item, https://www.picayuneitem.com

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