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Jack Lamar Mayfield

Antietam – One of the war’s great turning points

Jack Mayfield wrotes about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles who were lost during the Battle at Antietam. (October 26, 2012, Page 2B)

Spirits of Oxford returns for fourth edition

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the upcoming “Spirits of Oxford” event that mixes Halloween with history that creates two hours of fun every two years. Local residents will portray characters from Oxford’s history at the St. Peter’s Cemetery Oct. 26. (October 19, 2012, Page 3B)

When Ole Miss and Auburn met for the first time

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the first time Ole Miss and Auburn met on the football for the first time in 1928. (October 12, 2012, Page 3B)

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)

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