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Civil War

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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            1862: When ‘men fell like leave’

            Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Seven Days Battle, one of the more deadly battles of the Civil War. (July 20, 2012, Page 2B)

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              Mississippi 11th becomes part of the Army of Northern Viriginia

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to educate us on the role the Mississippi 11th plaid in the Civil War. After Gen. Joseph Johnston suffered an injury, Gen. Robert E. Lee took charge of the Confederate Army. One of his first actions was to change the name of the army to the Army of Northern Virgina. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

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                MS 11th plays vital role in Battle of Seven Pines

                Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues educating us on the involvement of local Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. This week, he writes about the Battle of Seven Pines, one of the war’s deadliest battles. (May 25, 2012, Page 2B)

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                  Mississippi 11th prepares to defend Richmond

                  Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the Mississippi 11th worked to dislodge a cannon from the mud on their way to defend Richmond, Va. (May 18, 2012, Page 3B)

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                    L.Q.C. Lamar re-enters public service

                    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how L.Q.C. Lamar got himself back into public service after his stint in the Civil War in today’s Oxford Living. (May 11, 2012, Page 3B)

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