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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Sense of Place

Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Thompson’s presidential commission to Canada

    Historian Jack Mayfield writes about Jack Thompson and his secret mission during the Civil War in Canada, aimed at trying to end the war. (April 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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      Yes, Virgina there is an Easter bunny

      Steve Stricker remembers the day he found out the Easter Bunny wasn’t exactly who he thought he was. (April 11, 2014, Page 1B)

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        Thompson views Oxford damage; receives commission to Canada

        Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Jacob Thompson and his return to Oxford to see the damage it suffered by the North’s occupation. (April 4, 2014, Page 2B)

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          New Prospect Baptist – the need for a church closer to home

          The New Prospect Church was organized in 1910 by 30 residents of the Yocona community. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the old church in today’s Oxford Living. (March 21, 2014, Page 2B)

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            Mississippi 11th’s winter rest south of the Rapidan about to end

            Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Civil War this week and the events leading up to Grant’s appointment as general. (March 14, 2014, Page 3B)

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              Skipwith House — another lost Oxford home

              Columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about lost Oxford homes, with this week featuring the Skipwith house. (March 7, 2014, Page 3B)

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                The slave community in Lafayette County

                Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

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                  An accumulating investment — Good masters don’t seperate families

                  Historian columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on Lafayette County’s slavery past for Black History Month. (February 21, 2014, Page 3B)

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                    The second Middle Passage of the American slave

                    History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the history of African-Americans in Lafayette County with the story of Thomas Taylor, who was born into slavery in 1853. He was the grandfather of Oxford Alderman Preston Taylor. (February 14, 2014, Page 2B)

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