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The Heart of Confederate Appalachia

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The Heart of Confederate Appalachia

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In this book, the author gives an encounter of life in the Appalachian area, and discusses how this area of North Carolina was secluded from the rest of the state. Governor Zeb Vance has several remarks in this book on desertion, and many other accounts of desertion are given as well.

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Scholarship

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Book

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That message may indeed have served as a deterrent for at least some North Carolina soldiers. John W. Reese, a poor Buncombe County farmer who was not among those who abandoned the 60th Regiment, for example, told his wife, who was urging him to come home, "If you say for mee to cum I shal cum. But I have studied it all over long ago...I want to do the Best I can for my family and myself. To stay hear at aleven dollars a month-you can't live on that while stuf is so hy."

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The Heart of Confederate Appalachia , Civil War Era NC, accessed September 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/543.