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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yankees

Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Yankees invade Oxford during Christmas 1862

    Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)

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      30,000 Yankees encamped at College Hill

      Stories of courage and honor surround the Yankee’s occupation in the  College Hill area after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Tallahatchie River near Abbeville and went on to Oxford.

      Grant’s second in command was Gen. William T. Sherman. He had crossed the Tallahatchie at Wyatt’s Crossing, just to the west of Abbeville, and had moved his 30,000 troops into the area around College Hill. (September 10, 2010, Page 3B)

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