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A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace
     

A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace

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by William Monks, Lou Wehmer, John F. Bradbury, Lou Wehmer (Editor), John F. Bradbury (Editor)
 

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William Monks spent the American Civil War as a guerilla fighter in the Ozark Mountains along the Missouri-Arkansas border. With the close of the war, conflict didn't end for Monks, who proceeded to defend the Radical Unionist cause in through Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. In his memoir, first published in 1907, he describes his activities and

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William Monks spent the American Civil War as a guerilla fighter in the Ozark Mountains along the Missouri-Arkansas border. With the close of the war, conflict didn't end for Monks, who proceeded to defend the Radical Unionist cause in through Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. In his memoir, first published in 1907, he describes his activities and provides a picture of the fierce guerilla fighting that prevailed for some 15 years in the region. Also included is a new introduction providing some historical context and filling in details of Monk's life. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"The book begins with a sentimental description of pioneering days of milk and honey in the 1840s and 1850s, but these saccharine remembrances are soon displaced by vignettes of violence . . . whiskey-fueled brawls . . . [and the] horrors of guerrilla warfare."

--Journal of the West

"A riveting story and a valuable research tool."

--Daniel Sutherland, Civil War in the West series editor

"Monks had been involved in so many blood-curdling controversies and adventures that he felt obliged to reminisce for those yet unborn. In reissuing this gripping account . . . the editors deserve gratitude and praise for their efforts and foresight."

--Missouri Historical Review

"William Monks's compelling memoir of the Civil War and its aftermath in Missouri and Arkansas contains little about marching armies and set-piece battles, but it presents a fascinating account of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times. Here is a glimpse of the real war in the Trans-Mississippi where arson and ambuscades were commonplace events and everyone had a score to settle."

--William Shea, co-author of Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West (North Carolina, 1992)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287533
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
The Civil War in the West Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


John F. Bradbury is the senior manuscript specialist at the Rolla branch of the University of Missouri Western Historical Manuscript Collection. He is the author, editor, and compiler of many articles on the Civil War in the Ozarks.

Lou Wehmer is the chairman of the South Central Missouri/North Central Arkansas Civil War Roundtable.

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history of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas: being an account of the early settlements, the civil war, the Ku-Klux, and times of peace 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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It's amust read for. Civil war history of southern mo. And northern ark
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