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John P. Gatewood : Confederate bushwhacker

Author: Larry David Stephens
Publisher: Gretna : Pelican Pub. Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"John Pemberton Gatewood of Fentress County, Tennessee, evolved into one of the deadliest guerrilla leaders of the Confederacy. Exploits attributed to Gatewood have painted him both as a vicious, unprincipled killer and a soldier fiercely loyal to his family and to those who shared his commitment to the Confederacy. His descent into what many considered barbaric behavior began after family tragedy drove him to join  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Pemberton Gatewood
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry David Stephens
ISBN: 9781455617111 1455617113 9781455617128 1455617121
OCLC Number: 781684160
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : birth pangs of war --
The real fighting begins --
BAck country war --
Eye for an eye --
White County --
Massacre on the Calfkiller --
Gatewood takes the reings --
Lafayette, Cedar Bluff, and Ellijay --
The red-headed beast of Georgia --
Butchery in Polk County --
The great cattle raid --
End of the line --
Into the west.
Responsibility: by Larry D. Stephens.

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"John Pemberton Gatewood of Fentress County, Tennessee, evolved into one of the deadliest guerrilla leaders of the Confederacy. Exploits attributed to Gatewood have painted him both as a vicious, unprincipled killer and a soldier fiercely loyal to his family and to those who shared his commitment to the Confederacy. His descent into what many considered barbaric behavior began after family tragedy drove him to join Champ Ferguson as a bushwhacker. Personally murdering more than sixty people, he and his men cut a swath of destruction through east Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and northeast Alabama. ... The man who would become revered and reviled as the "Red-Headed Beast" was still a long-haired adolescent at the outbreak of hostilities in 1861. Stephens builds a narrative ... capturing Gatewood's life from his early days as a prosperous farmer's son in the Wolf River Valley to his enlistment in the Confederate cavalry and eventual career as a blood-thirsty bushwhacker. The story ends with Gatewood's mysterious post-war life as a Texas outlaw."--Back cover.

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