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Friday, August 1, 2014

A Sense of Place

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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        12 miles wide and 6 miles deep — a place called the Wilderness

        Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the Wilderness and how the North and South were on their way for a head-to-head meeting on the field of battle in May 1864. (May 2, 2014, Page 2B)

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          Forrest again humbles the Yankees

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his discussion of Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Civil War. (April 25, 2014, Page 3B)

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            Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

            Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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              Thompson’s presidential commission to Canada

              Historian Jack Mayfield writes about Jack Thompson and his secret mission during the Civil War in Canada, aimed at trying to end the war. (April 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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                Yes, Virgina there is an Easter bunny

                Steve Stricker remembers the day he found out the Easter Bunny wasn’t exactly who he thought he was. (April 11, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  Thompson views Oxford damage; receives commission to Canada

                  Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Jacob Thompson and his return to Oxford to see the damage it suffered by the North’s occupation. (April 4, 2014, Page 2B)

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                    New Prospect Baptist – the need for a church closer to home

                    The New Prospect Church was organized in 1910 by 30 residents of the Yocona community. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the old church in today’s Oxford Living. (March 21, 2014, Page 2B)

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