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Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Flag causes problems at Manassas

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first flags made for the Mississippi 11th regiment. (August 5, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Commanding general of the Mississippi 11th killed

      Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Gen. Barnard E. Bee of the Civil War and his gallant leadership. (July 29, 2011, Page 2B)

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        ‘I’ve seen the elephant’ — Yankees after Manassas

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares some historical information on the first major battle of the Civil War, along with a funny story about camp life. (July 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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          Troops get set for first major battle

          Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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            The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

            Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Following the Mississippi 11th

              The map shows the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War and battles fought between the Union and Confederate troops.

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives us a wrap-up of his last few columns, focusing on the Lamar Rifles and University Greys leaving Oxford. In future columns, he explains his plans to follow them throughout their battles. (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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                Soldiers leave state; most never return

                Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield discusses local soldiers leaving Oxford during the Civil War and head toward the battlefield. (May 6, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

                  The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Local Civil War troops get marching orders

                    Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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