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Civil War

The Achilles’ Heel of Grant’s long thrust into Mississippi

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield takes us this week to Dec. 20, 1862 when Gen. Van Dorn and his Confederate soldiers took out the Union’s supply depot in Holly Springs, only to later learn how that move backfired on the citizens of Lafayette County. (December 14, 2012, Page 2B)

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    ‘The irrelevancy of orthodox strategy to the realities of civil war’

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to write about the invasion of Yankee soldiers in Oxford. (December 7, 2012, Page 2B)

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      The invasion of Oxford

      Jack Mayfield brings us back to December 1862 when Yankee soldiers made their way into Oxford. (November 30, 2012, Page 3B)

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        Mississippi 11th moves to NC for winter camp

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about a civil exchange during the Civil War when Confederates and Yankees put down their guns to exchange newspapers. (November 16, 2012, Page 2B)

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          Antietam – One of the war’s great turning points

          Jack Mayfield wrotes about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles who were lost during the Battle at Antietam. (October 26, 2012, Page 2B)

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            An Ole Miss Halloween tale

            Generations Columnist Steve Stricker spins a not-so-scary Halloween ghost story this week. (October 19, 2012, Page 1B)

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              The dead lay so thick we had to watch our every step

              Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Bloody Lane, a sunken road on the site of the Battle of Antietam. (September 21, 2012, Page 2B)

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                The Yankees ‘skedaddled’ back to the safety of Washington

                Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Second Manassas battle in 1862. (August 17, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  Miss. 11th spends the night on the battlefield

                  Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to 1862 when the Mississippi 11th were in the thick of battle at Manassas Junction. (August 10, 2012, Page 3B)

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                    The battle that changes the course of the Civil War

                    On Aug. 19, local representatives will be attending a marker dedication at the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. The marker will be inscribed with the actions of Mississippi 11th’s actions during what has been called the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Jack Mayfield tells us about some of those actions in today’s Oxford Living. (July 27, 2012, Page 2B)

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