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University Greys

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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    Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

    Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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      ‘I’ve seen the elephant’ — Yankees after Manassas

      Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares some historical information on the first major battle of the Civil War, along with a funny story about camp life. (July 22, 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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                The University Greys: Maud Morrow Brown’s book and opera

                Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series about the University Greys this week. He writes about Maud Marrow Brown’s book that was written about students who fought for the Southern cause. Her book inspired a professor’s wife, Zoe Lund Schiller Kreutz, who wrote an opera based on Brown’s book. (February 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  ‘We are indeed inhabitants of a solitude’

                  Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his look into the days of the Civil War and it’s effect on Oxford and the University of Mississippi in 1861. (January 28, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Tension runs high among UM students on the eve of war

                    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days before the Civil War broke out when fights among students at the University of Mississippi became more common in the days leading up to the war as tensions began to rise. (January 21, 2011, Page 3B)

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