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Jack Lamar Mayfield

Commanding general of the Mississippi 11th killed

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Gen. Barnard E. Bee of the Civil War and his gallant leadership. (July 29, 2011, Page 2B)

Troops get set for first major battle

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

The building of the first Lafayette County Courthouse

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us our Lafayette County Courthouse became the center of Oxford. (July 1, 2011, Page 2B)

The formation and naming of Oxford

Oxford  was incorporated on May 11, 1837. Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how Oxford came to be the place we all call home.

 (June 24, 2011, Page 2B)

Courthouse and Square — old men and truck farmer

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how the Lafayette County Courthouse used to be a place for people to gather, gossip and sell veggies. (June 10, 2011, Page 3B)

The Big Place — J.W.T. Falkner’s home

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the two-story home J.W.T. Falkner built in Oxford for his family in 1899. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

Oxford owes Bill Russell a debt of gratitude

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield talks of his friend, the late Bill Russell. (May 20, 2011, Page 2B)

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)

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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