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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2023 7:41 p.m. PST

… South during the Civil War and Reconstruction

"Dr. Butler, (Nau Center, UVa) tells a fascinating story about the history and memory of regiments such as the Unionist 1st Louisiana Cavalry, 1st Alabama Cavalry, and 13th Tennessee Cavalry (Bradford's Battalion) and about Unionists and Unionism in parts of the Confederacy, where their presence has previously been overlooked, or ignored. He examines the lives of the white Unionists in these Confederate states, to reveal who they were, why and how they took their Unionist stand, and what happened to them as a result.

In the deep South, unconditional white Unionists represented a small percentage of the total population. Most of these Unionists were very different from one another, yet by their unconditional loyalty they had an importance out of proportion to their numbers…"

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gprokopo14 Mar 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

Author interview on Civil War Talk Radio here: link

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