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Layers of Loyalty: Confederate Nationalism and Amnesty Letters from Western North Carolina

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Layers of Loyalty: Confederate Nationalism and Amnesty Letters from Western North Carolina

Description

Discussions between governor Zeb Vance, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis on the impact that desertion made on the Confederate effort during the Civil War. This article points out that popular support for the Confederacy was never "robust" in the mountain regions of North Carolina. Governor Vance's understanding of the mountain region and those who were originally from there before joining the army explains his sympathy for those that would later desert due to poor situations. This includes letters that describe the relationship between the Confederacy and Western North Carolina. The choice of either abandoning their state after the attack on Fort Sumter or switching original ideals from Union to Confederate plagued soldiers in Western North Carolina.

Creator

Gordon B. Mckinney

Source

Mckinney, Gordon B. "Layers of Loyalty: Confederate Nationalism and Amnesty Letters from Western North Carolina." Civil War History 51.1 (2005): 5-21. Project Muse. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

Date

2005

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Gordon B. Mckinney , Layers of Loyalty: Confederate Nationalism and Amnesty Letters from Western North Carolina , Civil War Era NC, accessed November 24, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/339.