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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Civil War

‘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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                  More ‘early recollections’ of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

                  Historian Jack Mayfield shares some more of the Rev. E.A. Smith’s thoughts from 1910 about Oxford’s past. (September 7, 2014, Page 2C)

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                    ‘The Square is a horrid sight’

                    Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series this week about the burning of Oxford in 1864. (August 29, 2014, Page 3C)

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