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Monday, September 15, 2014

Civil War

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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        Battle of Hurricane Creek and Battle at Weldon Railroad

        Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to two battles during the Civil War in and near Oxford. (August 15, 2014, Page 2B)

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          The Yankees are in town!

          Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Union Gen. Edward Hatch moving troops from north of Oxford into town in the summer of 1864. (August 8, 2014, Page 3B)

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            Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

            Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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              July 4 and the ‘Doom of Dixie’

              Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the Fourth of Julys during the Civil War. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)

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                Jacob Thompson meets with Copperheads in Canada

                James Mayfield writes this week about President Davis’ support of the Copperheads, the men of the North who were to meet in Canada during the Civil War. (June 27, 2014, Page 3B)

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                  Gen. Smith: The man who ordered the burning of Oxford

                  Historian debunks a popular opinion that Gen. “Whiskey” Smith must have been drunk on Aug. 22, 1864 when he decided to burn Oxford. (June 20, 2014, Page 3B)

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                    Another reason why Oxford was burned in 1864

                    Historian Jack Mayfield offers another reason why “Whiskey Joe” decided to burn Oxford during the Civil War.

                     (June 13, 2014, Page 2B)

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