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Friday, May 29, 2015

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

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)

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