Guilford County and the Civil War

Guilford County and the Civil War

by Carol Moore
Guilford County and the Civil War

Guilford County and the Civil War

by Carol Moore


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Guilford County residents felt the brutal impact of the Civil War on both the homefront and the battlefield. From the plight of antislavery Quakers to the strength of women, the county was awash in political turmoil. Intriguing abolitionists, fire-breathing secessionists, peacemakers, valiant soldiers and carpetbaggers are some of the figures who contributed to the chaotic time. General Joseph E. Johnston's parole of the Army of Tennessee at Greensboro, as well as the birth of a free black community following the Confederate defeat, brought amazing changes. Local author and historian Carol Moore traces the romantic days in the lead-up to war, the horrors of war itself and the decades of aftermath that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625853684
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 04/27/2015
Series: Civil War Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 144
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Carol Moore is a writer and public speaker in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was awarded the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians for her books, Greensboro's First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in 2006 and Greensboro's Confederate Soldiers in 2008. The United Daughters of the Confederacy presented her with a Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal in 2008 for her historical research and publications amongst other awards.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

1 Before Disunion 13

2 War Begins: 1861 21

3 War Escalates: 1862 31

4 War Is Hell: 1863 42

5 War's Reality: 1864 55

6 War Concludes: 1865 71

7 Warnersville 93

8 Memorial and Heritage Organizations 101

Conclusion 119

Notes 125

Bibliography 133

Index 139

About the Author 143

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