Bushwhackers!: The Mountains
"Bushwhackers tells the ... story of America's bloodiest war as it was fought in the mountains of North Carolina. Much of the story of the war remains alive in the generational memories and oral traditions of the mountain people. Mountain families whose roots go back that far still speak of the dark night on a backwoods road when great-great-grandfather was cut down by bushwhackers, or of that raw morning when great-great-grandmother stood on her front porch and watched a patrol of Thomas's Highland Legion -- full-blooded Cherokee warriors -- ride by with fresh Unionist scalps dangling from their saddle horns. From the courageous exploits of soldiers and citizens to the atrocities committed by pro-Union and pro-Confederate factions, the mountain war in North Carolina represented both the best and the worst of the South. In the mountains, where sentiments on both sides were strongly held, internecine warfare broke out. Bloody skirmishes were fought between Unionist and Confederate guerrillas. Family feuds erupted into ever-widening circles of violence and revenge. And countless numbers of men, women, and children were caught in the crossfire of conflicting loyalties"--Page 4 of cover.
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Review: Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina: The MountainsUser Review - Edward - Goodreads
William Trotter's trilogy on the Civil War in North Carolina is a fine series that both serious students of the Civil War and casual readers will enjoy. Trotter is a novelist as well as an historian ... Read full review
Review: Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina: The MountainsUser Review - Loraine - Goodreads
William Trotter has written a memorable regional civil war history of the mountain people of North Carolina. He has a beautiful style of writing, with which he invites the reader into a living past ... Read full review