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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gen. Van Dorn

The invasion of Oxford

Jack Mayfield brings us back to December 1862 when Yankee soldiers made their way into Oxford. (November 30, 2012, Page 3B)

30,000 Yankees encamped at College Hill

Stories of courage and honor surround the Yankee’s occupation in the  College Hill area after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Tallahatchie River near Abbeville and went on to Oxford.

Grant’s second in command was Gen. William T. Sherman. He had crossed the Tallahatchie at Wyatt’s Crossing, just to the west of Abbeville, and had moved his 30,000 troops into the area around College Hill. (September 10, 2010, Page 3B)

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