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A Sense of Place

The burning of Oxford

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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    On campus housing a problem for university officials post-WWII

    Housing problems at the university are present today and have been in the past. Local historian Jack Mayfield discusses the housing situation after WW II at the University of Mississippi after several men and their families came to the campus. (August 19, 2011, Page 2B)

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      Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

      Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Flag causes problems at Manassas

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first flags made for the Mississippi 11th regiment. (August 5, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Commanding general of the Mississippi 11th killed

          Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Gen. Barnard E. Bee of the Civil War and his gallant leadership. (July 29, 2011, Page 2B)

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            ‘I’ve seen the elephant’ — Yankees after Manassas

            Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares some historical information on the first major battle of the Civil War, along with a funny story about camp life. (July 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Troops get set for first major battle

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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                ‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

                Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

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                  The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    The formation and naming of Oxford

                    Oxford  was incorporated on May 11, 1837. Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how Oxford came to be the place we all call home.

                     (June 24, 2011, Page 2B)

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