Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt: The Confederate Campaign Against Peace Agitators, Deser (BOK)

William T. Auman

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This is an account of the seven military operations conducted by the Confederacy against deserters and disloyalists and the concomitant internal war between secessionists and those who opposed secession in the Quaker Belt of central North Carolina. It explains how the "outliers" (deserters and draft-dodgers) managed to elude capture and survive despite extensive efforts by Confederate authorities to hunt them down and return them to the army.

The author discusses the development of the secret, underground pro-Union organisation the Heroes of America, and how its members utilised the Underground Railroad, dug-out caves, and an elaborate system of secret signals and communications to elude the "hunters." Numerous instances of murder, rape, torture and other brutal acts and many skirmishes between gangs of deserters and Confederate and state troops are recounted. In a revisionist interpretation of the Tar Heel wartime peace movement, the author argues that William Holden's peace crusade was in fact a Copperhead insurgency in which peace agitators strove for a return of North Carolina and the South to the Union on the Copperhead basis-that is, with the institution of slavery protected by the Constitution in the returning states.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter William T. Auman
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780786476633
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form American Civil War