By Vikki Bynum I first learned about the Red Strings—known formally as “The Heroes of America“—in 1983 while researching Civil War dissenters, deserters, and guerrilla bands in the North Carolina State Archives. The […]
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By Vikki Bynum Born in 1828, Alzada Courtney of Jones County, Mississippi, lived long enough to provide Tom Knight with a testimonial for his tribute to his father, Newt Knight, and the […]
Some weeks ago, Lacy A. Garner, Jr., submitted a comment to one of my posts that included the following Civil War story about Thomas P. Maness of Ritter township, Moore County, North […]
By Vikki Bynum Many years ago, while researching my doctoral dissertation in the North Carolina State Archives, I came across a curious poem in the official papers of Civil War Governor Zeb […]
At the state archives I found the testimony of a wife about the killing of her [Unionist] husband. He was shot while plowing . . . . A man walked up, squatted […]
The following post was submitted to Renegade South by Tim Sumrall. Particularly noteworthy is that Rev. Anthony Bewley was lynched for his pro-Union views in 1860, well before secession from the Union […]