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Friday, July 25, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

The dead lay so thick we had to watch our every step

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Bloody Lane, a sunken road on the site of the Battle of Antietam. (September 21, 2012, Page 2B)

Mississippi State, Texas coached conspire against Ole Miss

Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the 1958 Sugar Bowl when the Ole Miss Rebels beat Texas 39-7. (September 14, 2012, Page 2B)

Ole Miss football – a family affair

Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield shares former Ole Miss Rebel coach John Vaught’s idea that Ole Miss football is a family affair and hopes the family has a winning season this year. (August 31, 2012, Page 2B)

1952 University High: Little Ten Championship football team

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a break from the Civil War this week to write about the University High School Colonels who went undefeated and won the Little Ten Conference championship in 1952. (August 24, 2012, Page 3B)

The battle that changes the course of the Civil War

On Aug. 19, local representatives will be attending a marker dedication at the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. The marker will be inscribed with the actions of Mississippi 11th’s actions during what has been called the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Jack Mayfield tells us about some of those actions in today’s Oxford Living. (July 27, 2012, Page 2B)

First Presbyterian – Laid on a foundation of pies and cakes

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield switches gears from discussing the civil war to the founding of Oxford’s First Presbyterian Church which started the same year Oxford was officially formed 175 years ago. (July 13, 2012, Page 3B)

William Cuthbert Faulkner – ‘the scratch on the wall’ – 1897 to 1962

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about William Faulkner’s interview with Jean Stein. (July 6, 2012, Page 7B)

‘My Oxford’ – an e-book and hard copy project open to everyone

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is inviting everyone and anyone with a story about Oxford to submit it for an e-book and possible hardcopy edition. Visit myoxford.oxfordarts.com to submit a story. (June 29, 2012, Page 2B)

Fifty years after Faulkner

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield reflect on his memories of William Faulkner. (June 8, 2012, Page 2B)

Mississippi 11th becomes part of the Army of Northern Viriginia

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to educate us on the role the Mississippi 11th plaid in the Civil War. After Gen. Joseph Johnston suffered an injury, Gen. Robert E. Lee took charge of the Confederate Army. One of his first actions was to change the name of the army to the Army of Northern Virgina. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

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