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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Civil War

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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                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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