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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jack Lamar Mayfield

Re-enlisting issue for Mississippi 11th

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the men of the Mississippi 11th facing problems to re-enlist in 1862  and having their visits back home cut short. (January 6, 2012, Page 2B)

Mississippi Flood invited to first bowl game

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first time the University of Mississippi football team was invited to a bowl game in 1935. (December 30, 2011, Page 2B)

‘Reflections of home’ always come during the Christmas season

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield reflects on days of long ago when he and his friends gathered at the homes of local families for dance parties. (December 23, 2011, Page 2B)

The occupation of Oxford

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the occupation of Oxford in December 1862 during the Civil War. (December 16, 2011, Page 2B)

Men of the 11th write home for Christmas

Historian and Jack Lamar shares more letters written by Confederate soldiers during Christmas 1861. (December 9, 2011, Page 3B)

Letters home from the men of Mississippi 11th

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield uses the letter from Pvt. Richard C. Bridges of the University Greys that he wrote home during the Civil War to show us a glimpse into the life of Confederate soldiers. (December 2, 2011, Page 2B)

Mississippi 11th and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Lamar Rifles and the Battle of Leesburg in 1861. (November 24, 2011, Page 3B)

Ole Miss only team to beat 1977 Notre Dame

In 1977, the Ole Miss Rebels were the only team to beat the undefeated Notre Dame in Jackson. (November 18, 2011, Page 2B)

Ole Miss coach accused of using ‘ringers’

In 1909, the Red and Blue had hired an ear, nose and throat physician to teach at the medical school on campus. He came to Oxford from Pennsylvania where he had taught and coached at Dickinson College and Widener University. Dr. Nathan P. Stauffer had been one of the first men in college football history to be paid to coach. He also brought along with him some players that had played for him in Pennsylvania. He was dismissed in 1912 for allegedly paying his players he brought with him. (November 11, 2011, Page 3B)

UHS Colonels meet for football team reunion

Columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about his experience going to the the 1961 University High School Colonels football team reunion recently. (November 4, 2011, Page 2B)

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