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Mountain feds : Arkansas unionists and the Peace Society

Author: James J Johnston
Publisher: Little Rock, Arkansas : Butler Center Books, a division of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This is the fascinating story of Civil War era farmers and hill people from northern Arkansas, where slavery was not a big part of the local economy, who opposed the state's secession from the Union"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Johnston
ISBN: 9781945624124 1945624124 9781945624186 1945624183
OCLC Number: 1031043404
Description: 305 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Background: Arkansas in 1860 --
Fight for the union: Whigs and the northern- and foreign-born --
Mountain feds: origins of the Peace Society, May 6-November 17, 1861 --
Discovery and arrest, November 17-December 31, 1861 --
After the break-up: the captured, January 1862-January 1863 --
Aftermath: January 1863 and on --
Other Arkansas mountain federals and secret unionists, 1862-1868 --
Appendix I. 1861 State convention members --
Appendix II. Peace Society members --
Appendix III. True Democrat evaluation and rebuttal --
Appendix IV. Constitution of the Mill Creek Peace Organization Society --
Appendix V. Calf Creek resolutions --
Appendix VI. Camp Culloden prisoners --
Appendix VII. Captain John R. H. Scott to General Benjamin McCulloch --
Appendix VIII. Company I, 18th (Marmaduke's) Arkansas Infantry --
Appendix IX. Company K, 18th (Marmaduke's) Arkansas Infantry.
Responsibility: James J. Johnston.

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"This is the fascinating story of Civil War era farmers and hill people from northern Arkansas, where slavery was not a big part of the local economy, who opposed the state's secession from the Union"--

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