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Reluctant Rebs & "Homegrown Yanks": East Tennesseans in the Civil War

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by east tennessee roots, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. leftyhunter

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    From the book "Lincolnites and Rebels a Divided Town in the American Civil War" Robert McKenzie Oxford University Press p.229 their is a great deal of detail on how and why Unionist and Confederate animosity died down and in 1890 both Unionist and Confederate veterans organization had a three day reconciliation party in Knoxville in 1890.
    Essentially both sides couldn't win through violence and they united on their mutual hatred of black people.
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  3. John Hartwell

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    And, all over the Union East Tennessee Relief Committees were hard at work. Donations of food, clothing, and money poured in. Rich men gave hundreds of dollars, schoolchildren pooled their pennies, Ladies Sewing Clubs made clothing, and all gave freely. Here's a report from one of them: the East Tennessee Relief Association, from the Boston Daily Advertiser, 19 September 1864.
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