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Civil War

‘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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                    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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