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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

Swedish home designer makes mark in Oxford

Several of Oxford’s older, historic homes were designed by Swedish designer and master craftsman Gustav M. Torgerson. (March 1, 2013, Page 3B)

A bridge between black and white communities

Jack Mayfield dedicates this month’s column to the memory of the late Leonard Thompson who made a profound impact on the black community. (February 15, 2013, Page 2B)

UM History class partners with the Burns Belfry

A University of Mississippi history class is partnering with the Burns Belfry committee to bring light to Lafayette County’s black history. (February 8, 2013, Page 2B)

Lamar arrives in London after 3 months of travel

It took L.Q.C. Lamar three months to get from Oxford to London in 1862 when he went to serve as a delegate overseas. (January 25, 2013, Page 2B)

Col. L.Q.C. Lamar and his Confederate commission to Europe

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Lamar’s time in the Civil War and his following appointment as a diplomat overseas. (January 18, 2013, Page 2B)

‘Old Tarantula’ and the observation balloon

Hot air balloons were often used during the Civil War to getting a birds-eye view on the other side. (January 11, 2013, Page 2B)

Family Bible’s return unites descendants of opposing foes

Historian Jack Mayfield tells us the story of the return of a Civil War-era family Bible. (December 28, 2012, Page 2B)

The Achilles’ Heel of Grant’s long thrust into Mississippi

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield takes us this week to Dec. 20, 1862 when Gen. Van Dorn and his Confederate soldiers took out the Union’s supply depot in Holly Springs, only to later learn how that move backfired on the citizens of Lafayette County. (December 14, 2012, Page 2B)

‘The irrelevancy of orthodox strategy to the realities of civil war’

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to write about the invasion of Yankee soldiers in Oxford. (December 7, 2012, Page 2B)

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