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Civil War

Troops get set for first major battle

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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    The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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      Following the Mississippi 11th

      The map shows the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War and battles fought between the Union and Confederate troops.

      Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives us a wrap-up of his last few columns, focusing on the Lamar Rifles and University Greys leaving Oxford. In future columns, he explains his plans to follow them throughout their battles. (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Soldiers leave state; most never return

        Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield discusses local soldiers leaving Oxford during the Civil War and head toward the battlefield. (May 6, 2011, Page 2B)

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          Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

          The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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            Local Civil War troops get marching orders

            Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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              Veterans gives reasons why South failed

              Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week with sharing with us the thoughts of Civil War veteran Thomas P. Buford as to why the South lost the “War between the States.” (April 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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                Local veteran lists cause of war

                Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shows us the Civil War through the words of one who was there. (March 25, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  The banner presentation to the Lamar Rifles

                  Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells about the banner that seven young ladies presented to The Lamar Rifles in 1861. The bright banner was made on white silk and was 8 feet long. (March 18, 2011, Page 2B)

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                    Young ladies of Oxford honor the Lamar Rifles

                    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield spends time this week taking us back 150 years ago when a grand parade was held to welcome the Jeff Davis Rifles. (March 11, 2011, Page 3B)

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