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Civil War

‘Tithes of Blood: A Confederate Soldier’s Story’

Historian Jack Mayfield tells the story of Thomas J. Wilkins who survived the Civil War along with two of his four brothers. (October 5, 2014, Page 2C)

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    Surviving the trenches at Petersburg

    Letters written home by Thomas Philemon Buford in 1861 show what life was like in the trenches for the Confederate soldiers from Oxford. (September 28, 2014, Page 2C)

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      UM hit with legal action

      The Sons of Confederate Veterans Mississippi have filed a lawsuit in the Lafayette County Chancery Court against the University of Mississippi for announcing plans to change the name of Confederate Drive.

       (September 26, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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        Author to sign fourth ‘Novel of the Old South’

        Jane Bennett Gaddy’s new book, “Novel of the South,” is out and the author will be in Oxford Thursday to sign copies at Phillips Grocery at 2 p.m. (September 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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          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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