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A Unionist in East Tennessee

Marvin Byrd

A Unionist in East Tennessee

Captain William K. Byrd and the mysterious raid of 1861

by Marvin Byrd

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Published by History Press in Charleston, SC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secession,
  • History,
  • Unionists (United States Civil War),
  • Trials

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMarvin Byrd
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE531 .B97 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24895903M
    ISBN 101609492455
    ISBN 109781609492458
    LC Control Number2011006270
    OCLC/WorldCa702941831

    Season of Reckoning: A Novel of Unionist Resistance in Tennessee and North Carolina, January – February (New York, ). The Shadow Warriors: A Novel of Unionist Resistance in Tennessee and North Carolina, September – January (New York, ). References. Downing, David C. A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the.


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A Unionist in East Tennessee book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Civil War that tore America in two also pit one Tennessea /5. Prior to A Unionist in East Tennessee, Marvin published two previous articles with the Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, located in Rogersville, Tennessee--one on Byrd family history, "William Elliott and Susannah (Templeton) Byrd and Descendants," and the other, "Levi Benjamin Bird," which details the life and civil war /5(3).

A Unionist in East Tennessee: Captain William K. Byrd and the Mysterious Raid of - Kindle edition by Byrd, Marvin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Unionist in East Tennessee: Captain William K.

Byrd and the Mysterious Raid of /5(3). Prior to A Unionist in East Tennessee, Marvin published two previous A Unionist in East Tennessee book with the Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, located in Rogersville, Tennessee—one on Byrd family history, "William Elliott and Susannah (Templeton) Byrd and Descendants," and the other, "Levi Benjamin Bird," which details the life and civil war Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC.

Prior to A Unionist in East Tennessee, Marvin published two previous articles with the Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, located in Rogersville, Tennessee—one on Byrd family history, “William Elliott and Susannah (Templeton) Byrd and Descendants,” and the other, “Levi Benjamin Bird,” which details the life and civil Author: Marvin Byrd.

Now, for the first time, A Unionist in East Tennessee uncovers a dramatic yet forgotten chapter of Civil War history. Includes photos. “The author does a fine job of communicating the charged political atmosphere inin isolated Hawkins and Hancock counties and in East Tennessee at Brand: A Unionist in East Tennessee book Publishing.

But the greatest anomaly in the election may have been the resiliency of East Tennessee’s loyal mountaineers. The conditional unionism prevailing in Middle and West Tennessee had vanished, as it had throughout much of the Upper South, with President Lincoln’s call troops in the wake of Fort Sumter.

Now, for the first time, A Unionist in East Tennessee uncovers a dramatic yet forgotten chapter of Civil War history. Includes photos. "The author does a fine job A Unionist in East Tennessee book communicating the charged political atmosphere inin isolated Hawkins and Hancock counties and in East A Unionist in East Tennessee book at large.

OK, I found the book, it's "War at Every Door,Partisan Politics and Guerrilla Violence in East Tennessee ". In the east tn counties there are 31 of them,6 of the 31 were in favor of independence of the 31 had high yes votes.

Commanding District of East Tennessee and military operations in East Tennessee and Kentucky. Maassigned command of Reserve Corps, Army of the Mississippi. Commanding Trans-Alleghany Department, May 31 to J September 5, relieved of command of troops in East Tennessee; commanding as colonel.

Crittenden, George. A Unionist in East Tennessee can be recommended on a number of counts. While A Unionist in East Tennessee book subject of East Tennessee unionism at large has been covered well in many books and articles, this monograph provides a satisfactorily researched and unique micro-examination of an obscure incident between opposing local forces in an area of East Tennessee far less.

Get this from a library. A Unionist in East Tennessee: Captain William K. Byrd and the mysterious raid of [Marvin Byrd]. A Unionist in East Tennessee book Unionist in East Tennessee: Captain William K.

Byrd and the Mysterious Raid of eBook: Byrd, Marvin: : Kindle Store5/5(2). Most of East Tennessee's Confederate soldiers - including a slight majority of the officers - did not own slaves, and most of the region's largest slaveholders remained Unionist, Groce wrote.

Slavery had little political support in East Tennessee. Neither did abolition. Racial attitudes of whites common to the 19th century prevailed in the region.

"Mr. Lincoln at once entered warmly into the scheme," wrote Unionist Oliver P. Temple in his A Unionist in East Tennessee book "East Tennessee and the Civil War." "The secretary of state furnished Mr.

Carter $2, with which to secure the destruction of the bridges. certainly a very small sum for such an enterprise.". The geographical distribution of committed southern Unionists is revealed in part by who joined the Union army.

In his book Lincoln's Loyalists, historian Richard Current indicates that as many aswhite Southerners became Union soldiers at some point over the course of the war, and that 70 percent of those came from Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Remember that east Tennessee was so Unionist that it supplied Lincoln with Andrew Johnson, his reelection running mate. From facts such as these, the myth has grown of a solidly Unionist east Tennessee and even the same in western North Carolina, north. War at Every Door: Partisan Politics and Guerrilla Violence in East Tennessee,by Noel C.

Fisher, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ()pages, $ It is traditional to refer to the Civil War as a conflict between the “North” and the “South.”Author: Historynet Staff. East Tennessee's Civil War: Pro-Union with divided loyalties.

While East Tennessee was generally pro-Union during the Civil War, Knoxville was a divided town controlled first by Author: Amy Mcrary. Marvin Byrd is the author of A Unionist in East Tennessee ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 1 review, published ) and The Unionist in East Tennessee ( /5.

Now, for the first time, A Unionist in East Tennessee uncovers a dramatic yet forgotten chapter of Civil War history. Includes photos. “The author does a fine job of communicating the charged political atmosphere inin isolated Hawkins and Hancock counties and in East Tennessee at large/5(2).

Inthe University of Tennessee Press published his book, The Tennessee-Virginia Tri-Cities: Urbanization in Appalachia, He is currently working on articles and another book focused on the history of tobacco in Southern Appalachia.

East Tennessee and the Myth of Unionist Appalachia," in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil Occupation: Associate Professor.

Daniel Ellis (Decem – January 6, ) was a captain in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Ellis was born in Carter County in northeastern Tennessee. With a rudimentary education, Ellis was a farmer and wagonmaker until volunteering for service in the Mexican-American War, serving in Company K, 5th Regular Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.

Most of his war service was Battles/wars: American Civil War. Daniel Ellis By Allen Ellis Septem at I call upon your assistance as I set out to write a scholarly book about Captain Daniel Ellis, the East Tennessee Unionist who led thousands of refugees through the Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina mountains to the Union lines during the Civil War.

in East Tennessee where Unionists outnumbered Secessionists. They receive, understandably, the most attention in the literature. 3 Although the lowland counties of West Tennessee generally favored secession, 4 several counties on the western side of the Tennessee River contained considerable numbers of Size: KB.

This is a list of people who have served as Governor of Tennessee. The governor's term in office is limited by the Tennessee state first constitution, enacted inset a term of two years for the governor and provided that no person could serve as governor for more than 6 years in any 8-year period.

The term of office was lengthened to four years, without the possibility. During the Civil War, Tennessee was perhaps the most conflicted state in the Confederacy.

Allegiance to either side could mean life or death, as Union militia captain and longtime Tennessee native William K. Byrd discovered in the fall of when he and his men were ambushed by a band of Confederate sympathizers and infantrymen. "The Lost Adventures of Daniel Ellis." in The Journal of East Tennessee History no.

74 (), pp). The book remains in print and, despite its narrative excesses, is largely regarded as an invaluable, if highly partisan, accounting of conditions in wartime Appalachia. Picture Credits: “Confederate harassing Unionist in East Tennessee,” and “Two bridge burners hang near Greenville, ” both from the book Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession by William Brownlow Carte-de-visite photograph of William Brownlow, a Unionist from Knoxville who later served as governor of see State Museum Collection, Tennessee is one of the 50 states of the United States.

It was admitted to the Union on June 1,as the 16th state. Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest see was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in With Nashville occupied by Union forces fromit was the.

There was widespread fighting in East Tennessee between Unionist and Confederate sympathizers. The breakdown of civil order offered many opportunities for settling old scores. Houses were burned, property was stolen, and lives were taken by bands of armed men who roamed the countryside.

Tennessee's pro-Confederates were outnumbered by the whites who opposed the rebellion, the whites who refused to become involved, plus the hard core Unionist whites of East Tennessee and some in Middle Tennessee, and, of course, over a quarter of a million blacks.

Population and demographics. East Tennessee is the most populous and most densely populated of the three Grand the census it had 2, inhabitants living in its 33 counties, which have a combined land area of 13, square miles (35, km²).

Its population was % of the state's total, and its land area is % of the state's land area. Although Tennessee was a Confederate state, the people of the mountainous eastern region remained largely Unionist. To prevent uprisings within Tennessee, President Jefferson Davis had issued orders for all citizens in the region to swear loyalty to the Confederacy, otherwise they would be considered “alien enemies,” subject to losing their property to Confederate military forces.

The East Tennessee bridge burnings were a series of guerrilla operations carried out during the American Civil War by Union sympathizers in Confederate-held East Tennessee in The operations, planned by Carter County minister William B.

Carter (–) and authorized by President Abraham Lincoln, called for the destruction of nine strategic railroad bridges, followed by an invasion. Todd Groce's useful book, Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War,offers a convincing and important analysis that once again undermines the idea that Appalachia was some type of Unionist monolith.

Instead, we find in East Tennessee a region full of complex controversy that led to bloody fighting and bitter memory.

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Kirk’s Civil War Raids Along the Blue Ridge by Michael Hardy. The History Press, Paper, ISBN: $ Officially promoted to Colonel of the Third North Carolina Mounted Infantry (US) on MaGeorge Washington Kirk led his men on a series of raids throughout the mountainous counties along the Tennessee-North Carolina line.

-- Will H. Carter Appointment Book and Ledger. Macon County, 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection This is the Rev. Will H. Carter’s appointment book and ledger for the years to and contains such items as baptisms, funerals, and opinions on prohibition.

n unionist One who promotes or advocates union.; n unionist A member of a trade-union; a trade-unionist. One who during the American civil war took the side of the national government. n unionist [capitalized] In British politics, one who is opposed to the dissolution or rupture of the legislative union existing between Great Britain and Ireland, and especially to the separatist principles and.

East Tennessee is pdf name applied to approximately the eastern pdf of the state of the names bestowed to regions or portions of many U.S. states, the term East Tennessee can be precisely defined. It is the portion of the state located within the Eastern Time Zone and four counties in the Central Time Zone, namely Bledsoe, Cumberland, Marion, and Sequatchie counties.

Madden's novel is both entertaining and challenging. The first half is a young adults conversion from non combatant and Download pdf farm boy through an East Tennessee rail road raider and into the CSA army as a sharpshooter. The second half of the novel presents the soldier after the war as he returns from an alcoholic binge in the West/5(2).This book quite accurately summed up what life ebook like in East Tennessee and why loyalties ebook so divided.

I was able to imagine how everyday life was taking a stand while being a Unionist in East Tennessee. Judd, Cameron. The Bridge Burners: A True Adventure of East Tennessee's Underground Civil War.

Johnson City, TN: Overmountain, Print.