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Surviving the trenches at Petersburg

Letters written home by Thomas Philemon Buford in 1861 show what life was like in the trenches for the Confederate soldiers from Oxford. (September 28, 2014, Page 2C)

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    Men of the MS 11th ready themselves for battle

    Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Confederate soldiers getting ready for upcoming battles during the Civil War along the Mississippi/Tennesee boarder. (March 16, 2012, 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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        At war’s end, Oxford has first Christmas tree

        Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield talks about Oxford’s first community Christmas tree that was erected at the Memory House on University Avenue. (December 3, 2010, Page 2B)

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          The first Yankees on the Ole Miss Campus

          Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was making his first of three attempts to capture Vicksburg. This attempt would be over land from Tennessee after the Battle of Shiloh. He was following the railroad line that ran from Jackson, Tenn., to Holly Springs and then connected at Grenada with a line that ran from Memphis to Jackson. (June 4, 2010, Page 3B)

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