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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Sense of Place

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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                Mississippi 11th’s winter rest south of the Rapidan about to end

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Civil War this week and the events leading up to Grant’s appointment as general. (March 14, 2014, Page 3B)

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                  Skipwith House — another lost Oxford home

                  Columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about lost Oxford homes, with this week featuring the Skipwith house. (March 7, 2014, Page 3B)

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                    The slave community in Lafayette County

                    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

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