and ten years after the unit fought its last battle, Company
G of the 11th Mississippi was re-activated. It was formed in
1975 by dedicated historians of the American Civil War who wanted
to share their knowledge with others who had similar interests.
Based in the St. Louis, Missouri Metro area, the unit has retained
the nickname, "Lamar Rifles".
1975, the company has grown in membership and reputation. Thirty-four
years of experience and hard work has made Company G one of
the most established and enduring living history organizations
re-enacting the Civil War. The unit boasts a very diverse membership.
Company G is comprised of members that live throughout the US,
calling home mainly in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, and
who are employed in a multitude of occupations from college
student to corporate executive. Monthly attendance at Civil
War re-enacting events is the norm for the unit, and members
have participated in gatherings from Missouri to Pennsylvania,
and from Michigan to Georgia. Members of Comapny G of the 11th
Mississippi have even taken part in the film productions of
"Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals."
Lamar Rifles stress authenticity to the Civil War period of
1861-1865. The uniform target date is July 1st, 1863, the start
of the Battle of Gettysburg. This target date was just after
the original 11th Mississippi was re-supplied with new uniforms.
Therefore, our uniforms are primarily a dark Richmond gray color,
cut in the Richmond Depot II style.