In the Southern Appalachian Mountains, no character was more loved or despised than George W. Kirk.
This inured Union officer led a group of deserters on numerous raids between Tennessee and North Carolina in 1863, terrorizing Confederate soldiers and civilians alike. 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 and violence 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.
- ISBN-13: 9781625858467
- ISBN-10: 1625858469
- Publisher: History Press
- Publish Date: March 2018
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
- Page Count: 192