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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Civil War

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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          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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