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Friday, July 25, 2014

Battle of Shiloh

Faulkner, Shelby Foote visit Shiloh

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about William Faulkner and his fascination with the Civil War. (January 17, 2014, Page 3B)

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    Battle of Shiloh signals change in Southern attitudes

    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week on the effects the Battle of Shiloh had on the Civil War. (April 20, 2012, Page 2B)

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      The aftermath of Battle Shiloh

      Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War that transformed Oxford and the University of Mississippi. (April 13, 2012, Page 2B)

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        ‘Gentlemen, we shall attack at daylight tomorrow’

        Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War in today’s Oxford Living. (April 6, 2012, Page 3B)

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          The Lafayette Guards are first to go off to war

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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            War preparations by the citizens of Oxford/Lafayette

            Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)

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              Yankees plunder Oxford

              Gen. Ulysses S. Grant learned that his army could live off the land when he attempted his first capture in 1862 of the Gibraltar of the South in Vicksburg, after the Battle of Shiloh. This was significant for the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County. His troops would plunder the homes and farms around Oxford for not only food supplies but also for personal items. (May 28, 2010, Page 3B)

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