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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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                  Dr. Billy helps save University of Mississippi Medical School

                  Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares memories of his childhood growing up on South Lamar Boulevard and the neighbors he grew to love and admire. (January 27, 2012, Page 3B)

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                    Oxford coed elected first woman president of Ole Miss ASB

                    Maralyn Howell, now Maralyn Howell Bullion, was the first woman to be elected president of the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body in 1943. Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers Bullion’s achievements at Ole Miss in today’s Oxford Living. (January 20, 2012, Page 3B)

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