Loyalty on the Frontier: Or Sketches of Union Men of the South-West with Incidents and Adventures in Rebellion on the Border

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"First published in 1863, Loyalty on the Frontier has the immediacy, passion, and intimacy of its wartime context. It tells the remarkable story of Albert Webb Bishop, a New York lawyer turned Union soldier, who in 1862 accepted a commission as lieutenant colonel in a regiment of Ozark mountaineers. While maintaining Union control of northwest Arkansas, Bishop collected stories of the social coercion, political secession, and brutal terrorism that scarred the region, and from them he created a tale of heroism that identified loyal and disloyal
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Overview

"First published in 1863, Loyalty on the Frontier has the immediacy, passion, and intimacy of its wartime context. It tells the remarkable story of Albert Webb Bishop, a New York lawyer turned Union soldier, who in 1862 accepted a commission as lieutenant colonel in a regiment of Ozark mountaineers. While maintaining Union control of northwest Arkansas, Bishop collected stories of the social coercion, political secession, and brutal terrorism that scarred the region, and from them he created a tale of heroism that identified loyal and disloyal residents of Arkansas for postwar reward or retribution. His larger goal, however, was to popularize and inspire sympathy for the South's Unionists and to chronicle the triumph of Unionism in a Confederate state. Bishop's account points to the complex and divisive nature of Confederate society and in doing so provides a perspective that has long been absent from discussions of the Civil War." Edited by Kim Allen Scott, this new version of Loyalty on the Frontier includes a detailed biographical essay on Bishop and, for the first time, annotations to identify the cast of characters and to provide interpretive background. Bishop's biographies of prominent local Unionists, his description of his regiment's activities, and his tenure as provost marshal in Fayetteville are also described in detail.
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Editorial Reviews

Civil War Book Review
"a good read and a valuable resource"
The Civil War News
"Highly recommended"
From the Publisher
“Recounts sometimes harrowing, often fantastic tales. . . . As an essential document that is made even more valuable by Scott’s incisive editing, this is both a good read and a valuable resource. —Civil War Book Review “This is the Civil War as a participant saw and lived it. . . . Highly recommended.” —The Civil War News “Partisan, strident, and uncompromising, but remarkably non-vindictive, especially considering the truly vicious nature of the guerrilla conflict he experienced.” —William Garrett Piston, author of Lee’s Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and His Place in Southern History “Everyone will applaud this reissue of Albert W. Bishop’s Loyalty on the Frontier. His writing is partisan, strident, and uncompromising, but remarkably non-vindictive, especially considering the truly vicious nature of the guerrilla conflict he experienced. Editor Kim Allen Scott provides an excellent introduction and copious notes. This is important reading not only for students of the war in the Trans-Mississippi, but also for those who wish to understand the human cost of a civil war.” —William Garrett Piston, co-author of Wilson’s Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557288400
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Civil War in the West Ser.
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Allen Scott is Special Collections Librarian for The Libraries, Montana State University, Bozeman. He is the author of many articles on the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi and has supplemented his research through active participation in Civil War—battle reenactments.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction
Preface 3
Introduction 7
Isaac Murphy 15
John I. Worthington 25
Thirty Days at Elkhorn Tavern 45
Charles Galloway 59
Thomas Wilhite 71
A Provost Marshalship 83
DeWitt C. Hopkins 89
John W. Morris 101
Paris G. Strickland 107
North-Western Arkansas 113
Addendum 161
Appendix 169
Arkansian Battle Hymn 179
Notes 181
Bibliography 217
Index 223
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