Ghosts of the Southern Tennessee Valley

Ghosts of the Southern Tennessee Valley

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by Georgiana Kotarski
     
 

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It is hardly surprising that the southern Tennessee River Valley is thick with ghosts. Beneath its green hills lies the headless skeleton of John A. Murrell, “the Great Western Land Pirate,” whose name is still feared more than a century and a half after his death. The battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga were among the bloodiest of the Civil War. Even

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It is hardly surprising that the southern Tennessee River Valley is thick with ghosts. Beneath its green hills lies the headless skeleton of John A. Murrell, “the Great Western Land Pirate,” whose name is still feared more than a century and a half after his death. The battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga were among the bloodiest of the Civil War. Even now, troubled spirits wander the former killing fields and hospital sites.

The southern Tennessee Valley encompasses southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and north Alabama. The thirty true ghost stories in this collection will introduce you to:

Captain Mary Greene of the Delta Queen, whose shade still oversees her grand riverboat as it paddles the broad Tennessee

The buried leg and the ghostly rocker of General John Bell Hood at Tunnel Hill, Georgia

The rock band driven from its Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, house by Civil War drums

The Moody Brick in Kyles, Alabama, risen twice from the ashes and as haunted as ever

Little Nina Craigmiles of Cleveland, Tennessee, a delicate child whose tears stain the white marble red in the churchyard where she rests

Readers of <i>Ghosts of the Southern Tennessee Valley</i> will agree that this rich, well-documented collection is long overdue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016000848
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
217
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Born in Coral Gables, Florida, to a musical mother and artist father, Georgiana Kotarski grew up with a love of nature and the outdoors. She graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a B.S. in forestry in 1976. In 1977, she moved to Spangdalem, Germany, where she learned how to grow vegetables from her landlady and taught piano lessons on the side. In 1983 she graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.B.A. in accounting and returned to Chattanooga. Georgiana subsequently started a mail-order herb business and wrote her first article for a garden magazine. From 1992 until 1997, she served as the director of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Currently, she works at the Sequatchie Valley campus of Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Georgiana has written more than 40 articles for <i>Flower & Garden</i>, <i>Weekend Gardener</i>, <i>Country-Extra</i>, <i>Out Here</i>, <i>the Business Journal</i>, <i>Chattanooga Life & Leisure</i>, and <i>Chattanooga on the Move</i>. <i>Ghosts of the Southern Tennessee Valley</i> is her first book.

Georgiana lives in Dunlap, Tennessee, in a 120-year-old house. She shares her farm with two donkeys, Pancho and Juanita; Farkle the duck and his flock; Bossy the cow and her herd of 30 bovines; two dogs, Sandy Ann and Noodle; two cats; one horse; and four hens.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I know the author Georgina Kotarski personally. I attend the college where she is the director. Mrs. Kotarski is a talented writer and she couldn't have written a better book. My infactuation with ghost stories started when I was little and I have loved listening to them ever since.