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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

The invasion of Oxford

Jack Mayfield brings us back to December 1862 when Yankee soldiers made their way into Oxford. (November 30, 2012, Page 3B)

Ole Miss, State will meet for the 85th Egg Bowl

Saturday will make the 85th time the Ole Miss Rebels and MSU Bulldogs compete for the coveted Egg Bowl trophy. Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the schools’ rivalry and the history of the Egg Bowl in today’s Oxford Living. (November 22, 2012, Page 2B)

Mississippi 11th moves to NC for winter camp

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about a civil exchange during the Civil War when Confederates and Yankees put down their guns to exchange newspapers. (November 16, 2012, Page 2B)

Rebels end skid to Vandy with win in Memphis

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Ole Rebels history with the Vanderbilt Commodores. (November 9, 2012, Page 3B)

Ghost sighting in Oxford

Each Halloween, historian Jack Lamar Mayfield is asked about ghost stories in Oxford. He spins a few tales for us and suggests books that talk of Oxford ghosts in this week’s Oxford Living. (November 2, 2012, Page 2B)

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