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Bushwhackers: The Mountains

Title

Bushwhackers: The Mountains

Description

This book gives insight to the bands of deserters and conscript evaders who began attacking the home front out of desperation. Several accounts of women writing to their husbands in fear are given, and a feel for the desperate measures these men would go to in order to survive and escape being caught and imprisoned is given.

Type

Scholarship

Original Format

Book

Text

If early enthusiasm for the Confederate cause had been remarkably widespread in the western counties of North Carolina, it proved to be thin indeed after a few months of real fighting. There were individual desertions early on, of course; some young men endured one week of training camp and decided that was enough.

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Bushwhackers: The Mountains , Civil War Era NC, accessed May 29, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/544.