Tag Archives: Civil War

Champ Ferguson’s Appalachian Civil War

Brian D. McKnight was interviewed on With Good Reason last week about his recent book, ‘Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia,’ released in April 2011. McKnight is Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where he teaches American military history and courses in the Civil War […]

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I asked Granny Lou if robbing the meal wagon was a sin

Please welcome guest author Barbara Taylor Woodall, whose family memoir It’s Not My Mountain Anymore has just been published by Ammons Sisters Publishing/Catch the Spirit of Appalachia imprint. Woodall was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia. She graduated from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in 1973 and is a ‘Foxfire’ veteran. It’s Not […]

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The persistent myth of ‘The State of Dade’

The second annual State of Dade Heritage Festival took place last month at the Dade County [GA] Recreational Facility and Fairgrounds without much of a hitch.  However, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, State of Dade, Camp No. 707, did not mention the festival on their 2011 events calendar, though in helping to promote the 2010 […]

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