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Friday, December 19, 2014

Civil War

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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                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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