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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

Lee forms three corps for invasion of Pennsylvania

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the Mississippi 11th’s trek north and the involvement of the University Greys and the Lamar Rifles in the Battle of Gettysburg. (May 10, 2013, Page 3B)

The men of the Mississippi 11th on the move in the spring of 1863

Historian Jack Mayfield returns to his discussion on the Mississippi 11th during the Civil War and their movement from Virginia to Pennsylvania. (May 3, 2013, Page 2B)

Books ‘n Lunch to feature book with Oxford setting

Jack Lamar Mayfield hasn’t ever been much of a historical fiction reader but recently read and enjoyed the writing of historical fiction writer Jane Bennett Gaddy who will be at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library at noon on May 3 for a reading and signing of her newest book, “Joab.” (April 26, 2013, Page 2B)

Reform or removal: The fate of the Chickasaw Nation

History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the Chickasaw Nation and how and why they sold more than 20 million acres of land to the White Man. (April 12, 2013, Page 2B)

L.Q.C. Lamar descendent to host Lamar Legacy Friends dinner

A dinner to benefit educational programs at the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum will be held this weekend at Woodson Ridge Farms, the home of Lamar’s great-great-great grandson, Luke Heiskell. Local historian Jack Mayfield writes about the dinner and some Lamar family history. (April 5, 2013, Page 2B)

The Chickasaw Nation slowly brought into the white man’s world

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Chickasaw Nation and how the entire culture underwent a tremendous change when the white man arrived. (March 29, 2013, Page 3B)

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