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Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

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)

The Grove: ‘The loveliest landscape in the state’

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days when real tailgating went on in The Grove — when cars parked on the grass and food and drinks were stuffed into the trunks. Read about how The Grove kept Ole Miss in Oxford in today’s Oxford Living. (April 15, 2011, Page 2B)

Veterans gives reasons why South failed

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week with sharing with us the thoughts of Civil War veteran Thomas P. Buford as to why the South lost the “War between the States.” (April 1, 2011, Page 2B)

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)

The banner presentation to the Lamar Rifles

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells about the banner that seven young ladies presented to The Lamar Rifles in 1861. The bright banner was made on white silk and was 8 feet long. (March 18, 2011, Page 2B)

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)

The Lafayette Guards are first to go off to war

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)

The Lamar Rifles: Company G, 11th Mississippi Regiment

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us more about the The Lamar Rifles this week — the group of Lafayette County men who made were one of the first local volunteer units to organize. The unit was named after L.Q.C. Lamar. Read more about the brave men who made up this unit in today’s Oxford Living. (February 25, 2011, Page 3B)

War preparations by the citizens of Oxford/Lafayette

Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)

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