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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lamar Rifles

Resolution to the Civil War coming

The Civil War’s end drew near as fighting was concentrated in the an area near Petersburg, Virginia. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues writing about the last weeks of the war. (March 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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    Talley’s Mill, Spotsylvania and the death of the regimental commander

    Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about the deadly battle of Spotsylvania in 1864. (May 16, 2014, Page 2B)

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      Mississippi 11th in the Wilderness

      Little did the men of the Mississippi 11th know that 68 men would be lost ON Mary 5, 184 during a battle in the “Wilderness,” a 12-mile long, six mile-wide, dense wooded area during the Civil War. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the deadly battle in his Sense of Place column today. (May 9, 2014, Page 2B)

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        Lee forms three corps for invasion of Pennsylvania

        Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the Mississippi 11th’s trek north and the involvement of the University Greys and the Lamar Rifles in the Battle of Gettysburg. (May 10, 2013, 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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              Confederate soldier’s headstone replaced

              Members of the University Greys Camp No. 1803 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans repaired the fallen headstone of a Civil War veteran that toppled over earlier this year. (October 18, 2012, Page 1)

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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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                  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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