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Bluecoats and Tar Heels – Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina - Kentucky Scholarship Online
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Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Mark L Bradley


Though the Civil War ended in April 1865, the conflict between Unionists and Confederates continued. The bitterness and rancor resulting from the collapse of the Confederacy spurred an ongoing cycle of hostility and bloodshed that made the Reconstruction period a violent era of transition. The violence was so pervasive that the federal government deployed units of the U.S. Army in North Carolina and other southern states to maintain law and order and protect blacks and Unionists. This book tells the story of the army's twelve-year occupation of North Carolina, a time of political instability a ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Unionists, Confederates, Reconstruction period, violence, bluecoats, tar heels, North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan, Regulators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125077
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark L Bradley, author