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In Their Own Words: Soldiers Tell the Story of the Battle of Raymond by Rebecca Blackwell Drake tells the story of the Battle of Raymond based on numerous old diaries, old newspaper articles, rare and out of print books, and historical data. The book features diaries and first hand accounts of the soldiers as well as photographs of men who fought in the Battle of Raymond. Signed by author. Available for $15.00.

The Battle of Raymond and Other Collected Stories by Rebecca Blackwell Drake features 19 stories about the Battle of Raymond as well as the history of Raymond. The book is illustrated with photography taken during the 1998 National Re-enactment of the Battle of Raymond. Signed by author. Available $10.00.

The Vicksburg Campaign II Video features a 22 minute narrated story of the Battle of Raymond using excerpts from In Their Own Words: Soldiers Tell the Story of the Battle of Raymond. Available for $15.00. There is also a 90-minute video of the narrated version that includes 90-minutes of unedited footage taken during the 2001 Re-enactment of the Battles of Raymond and the Battle of Champion Hill. Price $18.00.

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A Soldierís Story of the Siege of Vicksburg
,  by Osborn H. Oldroyd was first published in 1885, gives a sixty-five day account of the Vicksburg Campaign beginning May 1, 1863, after Grant landed his army on the east bank of the Mississippi River, and ending July 4, 1863, with the surrender of Vicksburg.

The Personal Diary portion of the book, as well as the Authorís Preface and the Introduction by Maj. Gen. M. F. Force, was edited by Rebecca Blackwell Drake and has been reprinted for the Friends of Raymond.  The Diary provides a fascinating account of Grant's march from Bruinsburg to Vicksburg. Sixty-five captivating entries shed light on the events that happened as Oldroyd marched with the Seventeenth Corps on the long and hard march inland. The diary is available for $15.

Somebody's Darling, Songs from the Siege of Vicksburg and the Battle of Raymond by one of Mississippi's finest performers, Lester Senter is now available on CD. Senter is accompanied by Colman Pearce, former conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Somebody's Darling, a rare and beautiful song, is featured along with other selections such as The Vicksburg Belle and Kitty Wells. Available for $15.00.

Fall of 2000 Blue and Gray Magazine featuring
articles on the Battle of Raymond by Edwin C. Bearss and Terry Winschel.

Price $8.00.





To order the tax deductible gifts, send your request and check (please include $2 for shipping and handling) to:

Rebecca Drake
P.O. Box 336
Raymond, MS  39154


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