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Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Sense of Place

Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Teach your children well, or business as usual?

    Milly West covers politics, birth control options and environmental policies in this week’s Teaming Up column. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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      Faulkner and his aversion to music in restaurants

      Actor Juano Hernandez, who played Lucius Beachamp in the movie version of “Intruder in the Dust,” was not allowed to stay in a hotel with the other white actors while he was here filming so he stayed in the home of G.W. Bankhead. This is just one historical fact write Jack Lamar Mayfield shares this week in his column and while giving historical tours for the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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        July 4 and the ‘Doom of Dixie’

        Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the Fourth of Julys during the Civil War. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)

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          Jacob Thompson meets with Copperheads in Canada

          James Mayfield writes this week about President Davis’ support of the Copperheads, the men of the North who were to meet in Canada during the Civil War. (June 27, 2014, Page 3B)

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            Gen. Smith: The man who ordered the burning of Oxford

            Historian debunks a popular opinion that Gen. “Whiskey” Smith must have been drunk on Aug. 22, 1864 when he decided to burn Oxford. (June 20, 2014, Page 3B)

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              Burney-Hathorn House — another antebellum home lost

              Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series about Oxford’s former grande homes that were lost over the years. (May 30, 2014, Page 2B)

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                Great losses on both sides from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor

                Historian Jack Lamar continues his column this week about the battles of the summer of 1864 during the Civil War. (May 23, 2014, Page 2B)

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                  Talley’s Mill, Spotsylvania and the death of the regimental commander

                  Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the deadly battle of Spotsylvania in 1864. (May 16, 2014, Page 2B)

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                    Mississippi 11th in the Wilderness

                    Little did the men of the Mississippi 11th know that 68 men would be lost ON Mary 5, 184 during a battle in the “Wilderness,” a 12-mile long, six mile-wide, dense wooded area during the Civil War. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the deadly battle in his Sense of Place column today. (May 9, 2014, Page 2B)

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