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Friday, December 19, 2014

Civil War

Desolate purgatory of broken dreams

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield shares a few other’s thoughts on what Oxford looked like after it was burned during the Civil War and how desperate times had local citizens petitioning to trade with the enemy. (December 14, 2014, Page 2C)

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    Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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      ‘Northern peace movement was all talk…’

      History columnist Jack Mayfield takes us to New York City this week in 1864 when the “Confederate Army of Manhattan,” set fire to several locations, which didn’t do the damage the fire starters had hoped for. (November 23, 2014)

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        Great anticipation over elections in 1864

        President Abraham Lincoln’s second bid for re-election in 1864 caused a lot of concerns among Confederate soldiers who felt the Civil War would continue if Lincoln remained president. (November 9, 2014, Page 3C)

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          Life in the Confederacy ebbing fast

          Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues writing this week about troops in the trenches at Petersburg during the Civil War in 1864. (October 19, 2014, Page 3C)

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            ‘Tithes of Blood: A Confederate Soldier’s Story’

            Historian Jack Mayfield tells the story of Thomas J. Wilkins who survived the Civil War along with two of his four brothers. (October 5, 2014, Page 2C)

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              Surviving the trenches at Petersburg

              Letters written home by Thomas Philemon Buford in 1861 show what life was like in the trenches for the Confederate soldiers from Oxford. (September 28, 2014, Page 2C)

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                UM hit with legal action

                The Sons of Confederate Veterans Mississippi have filed a lawsuit in the Lafayette County Chancery Court against the University of Mississippi for announcing plans to change the name of Confederate Drive.

                 (September 26, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                  Author to sign fourth ‘Novel of the Old South’

                  Jane Bennett Gaddy’s new book, “Novel of the South,” is out and the author will be in Oxford Thursday to sign copies at Phillips Grocery at 2 p.m. (September 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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                    Lewis family has longtime roots in Oxford

                    Historian Jack Mayfield spends time this week on the history of Oxford’s “oldest department store in the South,” Neilson’s Department Store which is celebrating its 175th anniversary. (September 14, 2014, Page 3C)

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