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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Civil War

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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            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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