Loyalty on the Frontier, Or, Sketches of Union Men of the South-west: With Incidents and Adventures in Rebellion on the Border

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University of Arkansas Press, 1863 - History - 228 pages
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First published in 1863, this book has the immediacy, passion, and intimacy of its wartime context. It tells the remarkable story of Albert Webb Bishop, a New York lawyer turned Union soldier, who in 1862 accepted a commission as lieutenant colonel in a regiment of Ozark mountaineers. While maintaining Union control of northwest Arkansas, he collected stories of the social coercion, political secession, and brutal terrorism that scarred the region. His larger goal, however, was to popularize and inspire sympathy for the South’s Unionists and to chronicle the triumph of Unionism in a Confederate state. His account points to the complex and divisive nature of Confederate society and in doing so provides a perspective that has long been absent from discussions of the Civil War.
 

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Contents

ISAAC MURPHY
15
JOHN I WORTHINGTON
25
THIRTY DAYS AT ELK HORN TAVERN
45
CHARLES GALLOWAY
59
THOMAS WILHITE
71
A PROVOST MARSHALSHIP
83
DE WITT C HOPKINS
89
JOHN W MORRIS
101
NORTHWESTERN ARKANSAS
113
ADDENDUM
161
APPENDIX
169
ARKANSIAN BATTLE HYMN
179
Notes
181
Bibliography
217
Index
222
Copyright

PARIS G STRICKLAND
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Kim Allen Scott is Special Collections Librarian for The Libraries, Montana State University, Bozeman. He is the author of many articles on the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi and has supplemented his research through active participation in Civil WarDbattle reenactments.

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