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Kirk's Civil War raids along the Blue Ridge

Author: Michael C Hardy
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.
Series: Civil war series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Southern Appalachian Mountains, no character was more loved or despised than Union officer George W. Kirk. He led a group of deserters on numerous raids between Tennessee and North Carolina in 1863. At Camp Vance in Morganton, Kirk's mounted raiders showcased guerrilla warfare penetrating deep within Confederate territory. As Home Guards struggled to keep Western North Carolina communities safe, Kirk's men  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George W Kirk; George W Kirk
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Hardy
ISBN: 9781625858467 1625858469
OCLC Number: 1011682098
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Series Title: Civil war series
Responsibility: Michael C. Hardy.

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"In the Southern Appalachian Mountains, no character was more loved or despised than Union officer George W. Kirk. He led a group of deserters on numerous raids between Tennessee and North Carolina in 1863. At Camp Vance in Morganton, Kirk's mounted raiders showcased guerrilla warfare penetrating deep within Confederate territory. As Home Guards struggled to keep Western North Carolina communities safe, Kirk's men brought fear throughout the region for their ability to strike and create havoc without warning. Civil War historian Michael C. Hardy examines the infamous history of George W. Kirk and the Civil War along the Blue Ridge."--provided by publisher.

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