Welcome aboard @madisonman from the Mid-19th Century Life forum. This forum covers everything Victorian, from how our 19th century friends celebrated holidays to how they lived their daily lives. Hope you'll stop by for a visit!
Welcome. A number of my Confederate ancestors / relatives were from the western NC mountain counties, (Wilkes, Alexander, & Caldwell). The war in the "upper south", (east Tennessee, western NC. eastern Kentucky, and s.w.Virginia) was certainly a nasty business.