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The University Greys: Maud Morrow Brown’s book and opera

Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series about the University Greys this week. He writes about Maud Marrow Brown’s book that was written about students who fought for the Southern cause. Her book inspired a professor’s wife, Zoe Lund Schiller Kreutz, who wrote an opera based on Brown’s book. (February 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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    ‘We are indeed inhabitants of a solitude’

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his look into the days of the Civil War and it’s effect on Oxford and the University of Mississippi in 1861. (January 28, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Tension runs high among UM students on the eve of war

      Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days before the Civil War broke out when fights among students at the University of Mississippi became more common in the days leading up to the war as tensions began to rise. (January 21, 2011, Page 3B)

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        University students prepare for Civil War

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when a group of University of Mississippi students formed the University Grey who later became Company A of the 11th Mississippi Regiment. (January 14, 2011, Page 3B)

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          Lamar, Isom local delegates to Secession Convention

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about when LQ.C. Lamar and Dr. Thomas Dudley Isom were elected to represent Lafayette County in the Secession Convention in 1860 on page 2 B  in today’s Oxford Living section. (January 7, 2011, Page 2B)

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            Remembering Christmases spent on South Lamar

            Jack Mayfield takes us down Memory Lane as he recalls Christmases of the past when he spent the holidays with his grandparents in their South Lamar home. Read about his childhood memories in today’s Oxford Living. (December 23, 2010, Page 3B)

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              Why I look forward to Christmas

              Playing Santa Claus is one of Jack Mayfield’s favorite things to do during the holidays. This week in Oxford Living, the historian takes a break from Oxford’s history to tell us why having a long white beard makes for the perfect Santa Claus. (December 17, 2010, Page 3B)

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                Yankees invade Oxford during Christmas 1862

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)

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                  At war’s end, Oxford has first Christmas tree

                  Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    ‘But first we argue’ – Ole Miss-State begins in 1901

                    Oxford historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to the beginnings of the Egg Bowl in 1901 when the two teams finally came together for the in-state rivalry that continues today. (November 25, 2010, Page 2B)

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