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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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                  MS 11th plays vital role in Battle of Seven Pines

                  Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues educating us on the involvement of local Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. This week, he writes about the Battle of Seven Pines, one of the war’s deadliest battles. (May 25, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    Mississippi 11th prepares to defend Richmond

                    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the Mississippi 11th worked to dislodge a cannon from the mud on their way to defend Richmond, Va. (May 18, 2012, Page 3B)

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