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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Civil War

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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            ‘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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