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Monday, April 27, 2015

Civil War

The last day of the Mississippi 11th

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield completes his series on the final days of the Civil War in today’s Oxford Living. (April 12, 2015, Page 2C)

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    As Richmond falls, the Confederacy begins to crumble

    Jack Mayfield continues his series about the end of the Civil War. (April 5, 2015, Page 3C)

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      One mighty pandemonium of woe

      History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the fall of the South during the Civil War. (March 29, 2015, Page 2C)

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        Resolution to the Civil War coming

        The Civil War’s end drew near as fighting was concentrated in the an area near Petersburg, Virginia. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues writing about the last weeks of the war. (March 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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          Trenches of Petersburg -Christmas 1864

          Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the Mississippi 11th and how they spent Christmas in 1864. (December 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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            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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