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Civil War

A little hitch in his git-a-long

A few bullet wounds to his leg didn’t keep Confederate soldier Jeremiah Saunders Gage from making the trek from Virginia to Gettysburg. (June 7, 2013, Page 3B)

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    ‘Boys, there are some of us crossing this river who will never cross again’

    Oxford history columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the Mississippi 11th’s march from northern Virginia to the battlefields of Gettysburg. (May 31, 2013, Page 3B)

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      Reorganization of Lee’s army causes appointment of new colonel

      Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Maj. Gen. Henry “Harry” Heth, who headed up the Mississippi 11th for a time and was a close personal friend of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (May 24, 2013, Page 3B)

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        Lee forms three corps for invasion of Pennsylvania

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the Mississippi 11th’s trek north and the involvement of the University Greys and the Lamar Rifles in the Battle of Gettysburg. (May 10, 2013, Page 3B)

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          The men of the Mississippi 11th on the move in the spring of 1863

          Historian Jack Mayfield returns to his discussion on the Mississippi 11th during the Civil War and their movement from Virginia to Pennsylvania. (May 3, 2013, Page 2B)

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            Lamar arrives in London after 3 months of travel

            It took L.Q.C. Lamar three months to get from Oxford to London in 1862 when he went to serve as a delegate overseas. (January 25, 2013, Page 2B)

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              Col. L.Q.C. Lamar and his Confederate commission to Europe

              Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Lamar’s time in the Civil War and his following appointment as a diplomat overseas. (January 18, 2013, Page 2B)

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                ‘Old Tarantula’ and the observation balloon

                Hot air balloons were often used during the Civil War to getting a birds-eye view on the other side. (January 11, 2013, Page 2B)

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                  Family Bible’s return unites descendants of opposing foes

                  Historian Jack Mayfield tells us the story of the return of a Civil War-era family Bible. (December 28, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    Gen. Grant takes his men and leaves Oxford

                    Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on the occupation of Oxford during the Civil War. (December 21, 2012, Page 3B)

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