Posted By:Robert M. Baker
Subject:Heroes of America, Red Strings, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Post Date:July 20, 2004 at 14:22:24
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The following information was submited to me (Dave Frederick) by Robert M. Baker and he was kind enough to let me "forward" this information to the SU Message Board.......thanks Robert!

I've used a large number of records, including the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion and especially whatever family histories and genealogies I could find. I'll list as much as I can and will caution all interested parties that I have focused my research in the East Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina region. I have not had the chance to examine for myself the Southern Claims Commission records, but would be interested in looking through whatever might be found in relation to the far western counties.

Auman and Scarboro, "The Heroes of America in Civil War North Carolina", _North Carolina Historical REview_, Oct., 1981.

Paul R. Dotson, "Sisson's Kingdom: Loyalty Divisions in Floyd County, Virginia, 1861-1865", master's thesis, Va. Poly Tech Inst.

Daniel Ellis, _Thrilling Adventures of Daniel Ellis, Overmountain Press, 1989.

Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac Hamilton, "The Heroes of America", _Journal of the Southern History Association_, no date.

John C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinney, _The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: Western North Carolina in the Civil War_. UNC Press, 2000.

Edmund Kirke, _On the Border_, Boston: Shepherd, 1867.

Ralph Mann, "Family Group, Family Migration, and the Civil War in the Sandy Basin of Virginia", _Appalachian Journal_, Summer, 1992.

Kenneth Noe, "Red String Scare: Civil War Southwest Virginia and the Heroes of America", _North Carolina Historical Review_, July, 1992.

Henry T. Shanks, "Disloyalty To the Confederacy In Southwestern Virginia, 1861-1865", _North Carolina Historical Review_, 1944.

Georgia Lee Tatum, _Disloyalty in the Confederacy_, UNC, 1934.

William R. Trotter, _Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina, Vol. 3: The Mountains_, Blair Publishing, 1988.

Thomas Wilson, _Sufferings Endured for a Free Government or A History of the Cruelties and Atrocities of the Rebellion; "Facts stranger than Fiction"_, 1864.

There are other references, but they contain more background than specific material.

Also, credit is due to some fellow researchers: Carolyn Spencer, Scott Chafin, June White, Edward Hazelett, Sr.