The Civil War along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau

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Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau played host to some of the most dramatic military maneuvering of the Civil War. Straddling the entire state of Tennessee, the formidable tableland proved to be a maze of topographical pitfalls and a morass of divided loyalties. As Federal forces sought to capitalize on the capture of Nashville, they moved into a region split by the most vicious guerrilla warfare outside Missouri, including the colorful and intensely violent rivalry between Confederate Champ Ferguson and Unionist "Tinker" Dave Beaty. The bitter conflict affected thousands of ordinary men and women struggling to survive in the face of a remorseless war of attrition, and its legacy continues to be felt today.
ISBN: 9781626194045
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Civil War
Images: 55
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Aaron Astor is associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, where he has lived and taught since 2007. Astor earned his PhD in history at Northwestern University (Illinois) in 2006 and his BA in philosophy from Hamilton College (NY) in 1995. He is currently the president of the East Tennessee Civil War Alliance. He serves on the board of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Blount County Historical Museum and the Blount Historic Trust.
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