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A Sense of Place

The occupation of Oxford

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the occupation of Oxford in December 1862 during the Civil War. (December 16, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Men of the 11th write home for Christmas

    Historian and Jack Lamar shares more letters written by Confederate soldiers during Christmas 1861. (December 9, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Letters home from the men of Mississippi 11th

      Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield uses the letter from Pvt. Richard C. Bridges of the University Greys that he wrote home during the Civil War to show us a glimpse into the life of Confederate soldiers. (December 2, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Mississippi 11th and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Lamar Rifles and the Battle of Leesburg in 1861. (November 24, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Ole Miss only team to beat 1977 Notre Dame

          In 1977, the Ole Miss Rebels were the only team to beat the undefeated Notre Dame in Jackson. (November 18, 2011, Page 2B)

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            Ole Miss coach accused of using ‘ringers’

            In 1909, the Red and Blue had hired an ear, nose and throat physician to teach at the medical school on campus. He came to Oxford from Pennsylvania where he had taught and coached at Dickinson College and Widener University. Dr. Nathan P. Stauffer had been one of the first men in college football history to be paid to coach. He also brought along with him some players that had played for him in Pennsylvania. He was dismissed in 1912 for allegedly paying his players he brought with him. (November 11, 2011, Page 3B)

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              UHS Colonels meet for football team reunion

              Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about his experience going to the the 1961 University High School Colonels football team reunion recently. (November 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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                Faulkner Heritage Festival next week in Ripley

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Faulkner Heritage Festival held in Ripley that is planned for Nov. 4 at the Falkner House, a two-story home previously owned by Col. Willian C. Falkner, Faulkner’s great-grandfather. (October 28, 2011, Page 3B)

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                  ‘Wild Bill’ Schneller thumbs nose at Arkansas defenders

                  Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the time “Wild Bill” Schneller’s antics while scoring the game-winning touchdown against Arkansas helped spark post-game brawl in 1938. (October 21, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Bear Bryant visits UM locker room after game

                    Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1968 when the Rebels beat Alabama’s Crimson tide 10-8. (October 14, 2011, Page 2B)

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