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‘Gentlemen, we shall attack at daylight tomorrow’

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War in today’s Oxford Living. (April 6, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Thomas W. Caskey – ‘The fighting parson’

    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield introduces us to the Rev. Thomas Caskey who headed up the war hospital held at the University of Mississippi during the Civil War. (March 30, 2012, Page 2B)

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      Campus, Oxford prepare to become war hospital

      The Lyceum and other buildings on the University of Mississippi campus were used for hospital facilities during the Civil War. Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how the university made room for the onslaught of wounded soldiers. (March 23, 2012, Page 2B)

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        Men of the MS 11th ready themselves for battle

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Confederate soldiers getting ready for upcoming battles during the Civil War along the Mississippi/Tennesee boarder. (March 16, 2012, Page 3B)

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          Mississippi 11th Regiment increases ranks

          Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues following the history of the Mississippi 11th Regiment during the Civil War and how they used some well-deserved furlough time to increase their ranks. (March 9, 2012, Page 2B)

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            Garden Club breaks ground for kitchen garden

            Jack Lamar Mayfield was a speaker at Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony for a new ‘kitchen garden’ outside the historic L.Q.C. Lamar House. (March 2, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

              Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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                Enzweiler to speak about Civil War book

                Author Stephen Enzweiler will speak Feb. 23 at “Books ‘n’ Lunch” at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on his new book, “Oxford in the Civil War: Battle for a Vanquished Land.” (February 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  Pattyrollers roam the county looking for runaways

                  Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on slavery during the Civil War as part of Black History Month. (February 10, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    The slave community during the Civil War years

                    In honor of Black History Month, columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the men and women of color who were slaves in the Oxford area during the Civil War years and how the war affected their lives. (February 3, 2012, Page 3B)

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