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Gaston County, North Carolina, in the Civil War
by Robert C. Carpenter


Overview - Civil War histories typically center on the deeds of generals and sweeping depictions of battle. This unique study of one Southern county's war experience tells of ordinary soldiers, wives, mothers, children, slaves, farmers, merchants, Unionists and deserters--through an examination of tax records.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Civil War histories typically center on the deeds of generals and sweeping depictions of battle. This unique study of one Southern county's war experience tells of ordinary soldiers, wives, mothers, children, slaves, farmers, merchants, Unionists and deserters--through an examination of tax records. The recently discovered 1863 Gaston County, North Carolina, tax list provides a detailed economic and social picture of a war-weary community, recording what taxpayers owned, cataloging slaves by name, age and monetary value, and assessing luxury items. Contemporary diaries, letters and other previously unpublished documents complete the picture, describing cotton mill operations, political disagreements, the lives of slaves, rationales for soldiers' enlistments and desertions, and economic struggles on the home front.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781476662442
  • ISBN-10: 1476662444
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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Books > History > United States - Civil War
Books > History > United States - State & Local - South

 
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