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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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    Mississippi 11th’s winter rest south of the Rapidan about to end

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Civil War this week and the events leading up to Grant’s appointment as general. (March 14, 2014, Page 3B)

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      Mississippi 11th enters winter camp

      Columnist Jack Mayfield takes us back to October 1863 at Bristoe Station during the Civil War. (November 28, 2013, Page 3B)

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        College of Liberal Arts is back home

        After a year of renovations, Ventress Hall is restored to its former glory. To read more on the home of the College of Liberal Arts, read today’s Oxford Living section on Page 1B (August 23, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

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          The ebb-tide of the Confederacy

          Jeremiah Gage, a member of the University Greys, wrote a final letter to his mother in the hours just before he died from wounds he suffered at Gettysburg. History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield shares that letter with us today in the Oxford Living section. (July 26, 2013, 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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