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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fort Donelson

Ciil War moves closer to Mississippi in 1862

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Civil War when Union forces captured Forts Henryand Donelson near the Cumberland River. (January 13, 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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