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A Sense of Place

Miss. 11th spends the night on the battlefield

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to 1862 when the Mississippi 11th were in the thick of battle at Manassas Junction. (August 10, 2012, Page 3B)

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    ‘My Oxford Project’ – an update on the 175th anniversary eBook

    Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield is asking all Oxford residents to share a special memory about Oxford in the 175th anniversary Ebook that is being put together by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. He writes about a special memory of the recent late Dr. Frank A. Anderson. (August 3, 2012, Page 3B)

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      The battle that changes the course of the Civil War

      On Aug. 19, local representatives will be attending a marker dedication at the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. The marker will be inscribed with the actions of Mississippi 11th’s actions during what has been called the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Jack Mayfield tells us about some of those actions in today’s Oxford Living. (July 27, 2012, Page 2B)

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        1862: When ‘men fell like leave’

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Seven Days Battle, one of the more deadly battles of the Civil War. (July 20, 2012, Page 2B)

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          First Presbyterian – Laid on a foundation of pies and cakes

          Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield switches gears from discussing the civil war to the founding of Oxford’s First Presbyterian Church which started the same year Oxford was officially formed 175 years ago. (July 13, 2012, Page 3B)

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            William Cuthbert Faulkner – ‘the scratch on the wall’ – 1897 to 1962

            Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about William Faulkner’s interview with Jean Stein. (July 6, 2012, Page 7B)

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              ‘My Oxford’ – an e-book and hard copy project open to everyone

              The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is inviting everyone and anyone with a story about Oxford to submit it for an e-book and possible hardcopy edition. Visit myoxford.oxfordarts.com to submit a story. (June 29, 2012, Page 2B)

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                The famous yell that sent terror to Yankee hearts

                Local historian Jack Mayfield discuss the famous “Rebel Yell,” and its place in Civil War and Southern history in this week’s “A Sense of Place.” (June 15, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  Fifty years after Faulkner

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield reflect on his memories of William Faulkner. (June 8, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    Mississippi 11th becomes part of the Army of Northern Viriginia

                    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to educate us on the role the Mississippi 11th plaid in the Civil War. After Gen. Joseph Johnston suffered an injury, Gen. Robert E. Lee took charge of the Confederate Army. One of his first actions was to change the name of the army to the Army of Northern Virgina. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

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