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Friday, August 22, 2014

Jack Mayfield

Battle of Hurricane Creek and Battle at Weldon Railroad

Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to two battles during the Civil War in and near Oxford. (August 15, 2014, Page 2B)

The Yankees are in town!

Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Union Gen. Edward Hatch moving troops from north of Oxford into town in the summer of 1864. (August 8, 2014, Page 3B)

Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

Faulkner and his aversion to music in restaurants

Actor Juano Hernandez, who played Lucius Beachamp in the movie version of “Intruder in the Dust,” was not allowed to stay in a hotel with the other white actors while he was here filming so he stayed in the home of G.W. Bankhead. This is just one historical fact write Jack Lamar Mayfield shares this week in his column and while giving historical tours for the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 11, 2014, Page 3B)

July 4 and the ‘Doom of Dixie’

Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the Fourth of Julys during the Civil War. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)

Jacob Thompson meets with Copperheads in Canada

James Mayfield writes this week about President Davis’ support of the Copperheads, the men of the North who were to meet in Canada during the Civil War. (June 27, 2014, Page 3B)

Gen. Smith: The man who ordered the burning of Oxford

Historian debunks a popular opinion that Gen. “Whiskey” Smith must have been drunk on Aug. 22, 1864 when he decided to burn Oxford. (June 20, 2014, Page 3B)

Reunion to celebrate 50th anniversary of Oxford High

This weekend, the first graduating class of Oxford High School will hold its 50th class reunion. Historian Jack Mayfield was one of the first students to graduate. He writes about his experience with the “new” school in today’s Oxford Living. (June 6, 2014, Page 3B)

Burney-Hathorn House — another antebellum home lost

Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series about Oxford’s former grande homes that were lost over the years. (May 30, 2014, Page 2B)

Great losses on both sides from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor

Historian Jack Lamar continues his column this week about the battles of the summer of 1864 during the Civil War. (May 23, 2014, Page 2B)

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