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The Warrior as Peacemaker

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125077
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0002
The Warrior as Peacemaker

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North Carolina was the last state among the eleven states that made up the Confederacy to break away from the Union as it succumbed only after Fort Sumter fell and President Abraham Lincoln directed a seventy-five thousand troops attempt to suppress the rebellion. However, various forms of anti-Confederate opposition which included Unionism persisted in North Carolina. While the Confederate army was able to gather more than 120,000 men, Unionists continued to hide out in swamps and mountains that bordered Tennessee. “Buffaloes” and “tories” that resided in the east and in the west respectively, either resisted as guerillas or joined the various federal regiments. This chapter illustrates the contributions of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman as well as how the negotiations at the Bennett farm were facilitated.

Keywords: North Carolina; Confederacy; Union; opposition; buffaloes; tories; federal regiment; guerilla; Bennett farm; Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

Chapter.  6455 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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