Taken from the Daily
Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, Mississippi, August, 1949
Transcribed and submitted by: Vicki Burress Roach
REUNION OF FAMOUS COMPANY A, SECOND MISSISSIPPI
Plans are underfoot here to stage a reunion of Company A of the old Second
Mississippi Infantry, which was organized in Corinth by the late Capt. W.C.
The Daily Corinthian learned today through R.O. McKewen, service officer at
the Veterans Service Center, that plans are being made to contact all living
members of the company which participated in World War I with the view of
having them attend a gathering in Corinth at a date to be announced later.
Mr. McKewen told a Daily Corinthian reporter that, while no permanent
program had been decided upon, that he and a number of other members of the
company plan to meet soon and map out a program which will be attractive for
all members and announce the date for the reunion.
The company was organized in Corinth on August 5, 1917, and the following is
the roll of officers and enlisted men, as compiled from available records:
Company officers, Willis C. Mathis, Capt.; Hugh E. Stephenson, 1st
Lieutenant; John Benny, 2nd Lieutenant; Alonzo H. Taylor; 1st sergeant; John
B. Pounds, supply sergeant; Myrlin McCullar, mess sergeant.
Sergeants, Mike Byrnes, Jr., Charles P. Dean, Davis A. Jackson, Lloyd
Graham, Samuel O. Gibbs, Arthur A. Madden, Milton F. Rubel, Sidney G.
Corporals, Rudy Bridges, John M. Bell, Jr., Claude Burgess, John R. Gray,
Arthur O. Geisler, Thomas H. Goddard, Lephem M. Huff, William M. Harris,
Vola M. Lanning, Charles D. Lawhorn, Willie O. Romine, Paul Splann, John C.
Strickland, James M. Thompson.
Cooks, Roy Brewer, Fred L. Mahar, John W. Moss.
Musicians, Leonard W. Cain, Lee Roy Butts.
Mechanics, Robert H. Ganong, George P. Purvis.
Privates, (some are alphabetical and some are not)
Bill W. Atkins
Barnie C. Baker, Umphrey Barker, Ruoven E. Barnes, Joe C. Barnett, Walter E.
Bennett, Rufus E. Bolton, Arthur L. Brewer. Clarence Broadway, Arthur O.
Brown, Tyndall Burgess, Sydney E. Burks, William C. Burns, Henry L. Byrd
Claude Cartwright, Henry V. Clark, Jerry Clark, Sam J. Clark, Andrew K.
Coker, William A. Cooley, Sherman Corbin, Claude L. Cox, James W. Crowe,
James W. Cunningham.
Charles E. Ellis
Ludy L. Foust
Luther Y. Gable, Guy Gilliland, Grady R. Glidewell, William A. Gookin, John
R. Graves, Olive H. Green, Jesse E. Greer, Claude Griffin
Bernard D. Hamm, William R. Hannon, Gus W. Hendrix, Simmie H. Hendrix,
George Hogan, Sutton Hogan, Willie E. Hollis, Arthur D. Holloway, Chester
Arnold Jones, Eugene T. Jones, Hugh Jones, James L. Jones, William C. Jones,
Will W. Jones
Charlie H. Mackey, Osse Mahar, Brice Marlar, Forest Marlar, Ross Massey,
Callie A. Mathis, Sam E. Mauney, John C. McCaskill, Freed McCullar, James W.
McKay, Hillie S. McMinns, Kenneth C. McKinnon, Rufus O. McKewen, Arlin A.
Medford, Calvin W. Messner, Robert A. Moore, William C. Moran, Levi Moreland
Wakely Nelson, Willie E. Newcomb
George C. Osborne, Lois W. Ozier
Elijah Palmer, Eddie Parish, Egbert G. Parker, Benjamin L. Patterson, Eber
T. Pettigrew, Thomas L. Pollard, John G. Power, Robert G. Presley, Lummie
Percy M. Rather , John T. Ray, John E. Reynolds, Fred Rickman, Moman V.
Riggs, Thelo Robertson, Ezekial C. Rogers, Bass Rosson, Wiley T. Ross,
William R. Rutledge
Sam D. Sharp, Samuel I. Sharp, Mike Shea, John Shelton, William J. Spears,
Millard Spencer, Charlie E. Stone, Frank Strawbridge, William E. Streetman,
Henry C. Strickland, Leonard Suggs, Lorenzo L. Surratt, Lester O. Sweat
Luther V. Taylor, Robert Taylor, Willie Taylor, John R. Thrasher, Roy D.
Todd, Harry T. Trim, George F. Turner, John H. Turner, Howard W. Tyson
William D. Underwood, Wllie Unsell
Jim S. Wallace, George S. Warren, Nathaniel Warren, Ernest D. Watkins, John
E. Wells, Oscar G. Wells, Will Wesson, Duvernia White, William C. Whitfield,
Earl Wiggs, Huston W. Wileman, Burkitt Windham.