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Monday, November 24, 2014

Robert E. Lee

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)

The Mississippi 11th and the cold Virginia winter of 1864

Jack Mayfield writes about a cold winter in 1863-64 when the men of the Mississippi 11th spent several weeks in Virginia during the Civil War. (January 10, 2014, Page 2B)

Mississippi 11th enters winter camp

Columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to October 1863 at Bristoe Station during the Civil War. (November 28, 2013, Page 3B)

‘Boys, there are some of us crossing this river who will never cross again’

Oxford history columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the Mississippi 11th’s march from northern Virginia to the battlefields of Gettysburg. (May 31, 2013, Page 3B)

Reorganization of Lee’s army causes appointment of new colonel

Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Maj. Gen. Henry “Harry” Heth, who headed up the Mississippi 11th for a time and was a close personal friend of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (May 24, 2013, Page 3B)

MS 11th plays vital role in Battle of Seven Pines

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues educating us on the involvement of local Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. This week, he writes about the Battle of Seven Pines, one of the war’s deadliest battles. (May 25, 2012, Page 2B)

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