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Friday, May 22, 2015

Jack Lamar Mayfield

Early Lafayette County settlers include Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp

History columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Dr. Felix Grundy Shipp and his mansion built in southern Lafayette County. (August 16, 2013, Page 3B)

Mississippi 11th returns to Virginia

History columnist Jack Mayfield wraps up his series about the Battle of Gettysburg. (August 9, 2013, Page 3B)

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)

Gage, one of Gettysburg’s casualties

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield returns to Gettysburg and the death of former Ole Miss student and member of the University Greys, Jeremiah Gage. (July 19, 2013, Page 2B)

‘High watermark of the Confederacy’ comes in Rebel charge at Gettysburg

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield has us back in Gettysburg where the men of the Mississippi 11th face on the toughest battles during the Civil War. (July 12, 2013, Page 2B)

The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg

History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the last day of one of the bloodiest battles for the Mississippi 11th during the Civil War. (July 5, 2013, Page 3B)

A little hitch in his git-a-long

A few bullet wounds to his leg didn’t keep Confederate soldier Jeremiah Saunders Gage from making the trek from Virginia to Gettysburg. (June 7, 2013, Page 3B)

‘Boys, there are some of us crossing this river who will never cross again’

Oxford history columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the Mississippi 11th’s march from northern Virginia to the battlefields of Gettysburg. (May 31, 2013, Page 3B)

Reorganization of Lee’s army causes appointment of new colonel

Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Maj. Gen. Henry “Harry” Heth, who headed up the Mississippi 11th for a time and was a close personal friend of Gen. Robert E. Lee. (May 24, 2013, Page 3B)

Former slave comments on the first Yankee in Oxford

A former slave’s speech is featured in Jack Mayfield’s history column in Oxford Living this week. Read the fascinating words of Jim Neilson from his July 4, 1867 speech. (May 17, 2013, Page 2B)

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