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Civil War

The slave community during the Civil War years

In honor of Black History Month, columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the men and women of color who were slaves in the Oxford area during the Civil War years and how the war affected their lives. (February 3, 2012, Page 3B)

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    Ciil War moves closer to Mississippi in 1862

    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Civil War when Union forces captured Forts Henryand Donelson near the Cumberland River. (January 13, 2012, Page 3B)

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      Re-enlisting issue for Mississippi 11th

      Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the men of the Mississippi 11th facing problems to re-enlist in 1862  and having their visits back home cut short. (January 6, 2012, Page 2B)

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        The occupation of Oxford

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the occupation of Oxford in December 1862 during the Civil War. (December 16, 2011, Page 2B)

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          Men of the 11th write home for Christmas

          Historian and Jack Lamar shares more letters written by Confederate soldiers during Christmas 1861. (December 9, 2011, Page 3B)

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            Letters home from the men of Mississippi 11th

            Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield uses the letter from Pvt. Richard C. Bridges of the University Greys that he wrote home during the Civil War to show us a glimpse into the life of Confederate soldiers. (December 2, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Mississippi 11th and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Lamar Rifles and the Battle of Leesburg in 1861. (November 24, 2011, Page 3B)

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                The burning of Oxford

                Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

                  Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Flag causes problems at Manassas

                    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first flags made for the Mississippi 11th regiment. (August 5, 2011, Page 3B)

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