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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Civil War

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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                Great losses on both sides from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor

                Historian Jack Lamar continues his column this week about the battles of the summer of 1864 during the Civil War. (May 23, 2014, Page 2B)

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                  Talley’s Mill, Spotsylvania and the death of the regimental commander

                  Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the deadly battle of Spotsylvania in 1864. (May 16, 2014, Page 2B)

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                    Mississippi 11th in the Wilderness

                    Little did the men of the Mississippi 11th know that 68 men would be lost ON Mary 5, 184 during a battle in the “Wilderness,” a 12-mile long, six mile-wide, dense wooded area during the Civil War. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the deadly battle in his Sense of Place column today. (May 9, 2014, Page 2B)

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