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Lamar Rifles

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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          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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            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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