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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gettysburg

Gage, one of Gettysburg’s casualties

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield returns to Gettysburg and the death of former Ole Miss student and member of the University Greys, Jeremiah Gage. (July 19, 2013, Page 2B)

The great Battle of Gettysburg opens

Jack Mayfield continues telling us the history behind the Battle of Gettysburg and the involvement of the Mississippi 11th. (June 21, 2013, Page 2B)

Letters home from the men of Mississippi 11th

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield uses the letter from Pvt. Richard C. Bridges of the University Greys that he wrote home during the Civil War to show us a glimpse into the life of Confederate soldiers. (December 2, 2011, Page 2B)

Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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