Review: Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina: The Mountains

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Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina: The Mountains
Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina: The Mountains by William R. Trotter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

There are maybe 3 or 4 chapters worth reading in this book. My favorites were those detailing some of the half-legendary “mountain lore” raiding and getaway stories. I am especially interested in JV Hadley and Albert D Richardson, two (separate) detailed accounts of northerners who escaped confederate prisons and made their way to friendly territory in Knoxville. There were so many Unionists in North Carolina they’d formed an “Underground Railway” for escaped prisoners.

Most of this book though is a recap of the war in the mountains: Thomas’ Legion, Burnside, Stoneman’s Raid, etc.

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.