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Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Sense of Place

Life in the Confederacy ebbing fast

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues writing this week about troops in the trenches at Petersburg during the Civil War in 1864. (October 19, 2014, Page 3C)

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    Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

    Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Mammy Callie: William Faulkner’s good and faithful servant

      Jack Mayfield writes this week about Caroline “Mammy Callie Barr, the Faulkner children’s nanny and worked for the family for 38 years. (October 12, 2014, Page 3C)

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        ‘Tithes of Blood: A Confederate Soldier’s Story’

        Historian Jack Mayfield tells the story of Thomas J. Wilkins who survived the Civil War along with two of his four brothers. (October 5, 2014, Page 2C)

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          Surviving the trenches at Petersburg

          Letters written home by Thomas Philemon Buford in 1861 show what life was like in the trenches for the Confederate soldiers from Oxford. (September 28, 2014, Page 2C)

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            Author to sign fourth ‘Novel of the Old South’

            Jane Bennett Gaddy’s new book, “Novel of the South,” is out and the author will be in Oxford Thursday to sign copies at Phillips Grocery at 2 p.m. (September 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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              Lewis family has longtime roots in Oxford

              Historian Jack Mayfield spends time this week on the history of Oxford’s “oldest department store in the South,” Neilson’s Department Store which is celebrating its 175th anniversary. (September 14, 2014, Page 3C)

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                More ‘early recollections’ of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

                Historian Jack Mayfield shares some more of the Rev. E.A. Smith’s thoughts from 1910 about Oxford’s past. (September 7, 2014, Page 2C)

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                  ‘The Square is a horrid sight’

                  Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series this week about the burning of Oxford in 1864. (August 29, 2014, Page 3C)

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                    Battle of Hurricane Creek and Battle at Weldon Railroad

                    Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to two battles during the Civil War in and near Oxford. (August 15, 2014, Page 2B)

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