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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Civil War

The second Middle Passage of the American slave

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the history of African-Americans in Lafayette County with the story of Thomas Taylor, who was born into slavery in 1853. He was the grandfather of Oxford Alderman Preston Taylor. (February 14, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the Burns-Belfry

    Black History month is a great time to visit the newly opened Burns-Belfry Museum. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about George Washington Fox, one of Lafayette County’s first black landowners. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)

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      William Faulkner and the Civil War in his novels, Part 2

      Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues this week with discussing William Faulkner’s use of the Civil War and the influence it had on his writing. (January 24, 2014, Page 2B)

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        Faulkner, Shelby Foote visit Shiloh

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about William Faulkner and his fascination with the Civil War. (January 17, 2014, Page 3B)

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          The Mississippi 11th and the cold Virginia winter of 1864

          Jack Mayfield writes about a cold winter in 1863-64 when the men of the Mississippi 11th spent several weeks in Virginia during the Civil War. (January 10, 2014, Page 2B)

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            Mississippi 11th enters winter camp

            Columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to October 1863 at Bristoe Station during the Civil War. (November 28, 2013, Page 3B)

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              Early Lafayette County settlers include Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp

              History columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp and his mansion built in southern Lafayette County. (August 16, 2013, Page 3B)

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                Mississippi 11th returns to Virginia

                History columnist Jack Mayfield wraps up his series about the Battle of Gettysburg. (August 9, 2013, Page 3B)

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                  ‘Lord! War sho’ ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!’

                  History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield finishes up his series on the Battle of Gettysburg. (August 2, 2013, Page 2B)

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                    Gage, one of Gettysburg’s casualties

                    History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield returns to Gettysburg and the death of former Ole Miss student and member of the University Greys, Jeremiah Gage. (July 19, 2013, Page 2B)

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