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Friday, August 29, 2014

Civil War

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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    12 miles wide and 6 miles deep — a place called the Wilderness

    Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the Wilderness and how the North and South were on their way for a head-to-head meeting on the field of battle in May 1864. (May 2, 2014, Page 2B)

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      Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

      Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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        Thompson’s presidential commission to Canada

        Historian Jack Mayfield writes about Jack Thompson and his secret mission during the Civil War in Canada, aimed at trying to end the war. (April 11, 2014, Page 3B)

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          Thompson views Oxford damage; receives commission to Canada

          Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Jacob Thompson and his return to Oxford to see the damage it suffered by the North’s occupation. (April 4, 2014, Page 2B)

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            Mississippi 11th’s winter rest south of the Rapidan about to end

            Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Civil War this week and the events leading up to Grant’s appointment as general. (March 14, 2014, Page 3B)

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              Confederate soldier died from unknown illness

              A Confederate soldier, Frank H. Jones, is one of 11 people buried at old cemetery off CR 251 where builders have to petition the Chancery Court to move the graves. (March 3, 2014, Page 12)

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                The slave community in Lafayette County

                Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

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                  Grant’s 1862 order still felt today?

                  Jewish businessman Asher Reese would like to see a Jewish Community Life Center built on the same land where Gen. Grant issued his No. 11 order that ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)

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                    An accumulating investment — Good masters don’t seperate families

                    Historian columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on Lafayette County’s slavery past for Black History Month. (February 21, 2014, Page 3B)

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