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Preview — Victims by Phillip Shaw Paludan
Victims: A True Story Of The Civil War
The book is clearly a product of the 1970s and, as such is a little dated. It's a fascinating product of a particular kind of politically engaged scholarship, but after 9/11, Abu Ghraib ...more
The narrative starts off really strong with a very good overview of the community of Shelton Laurel, but by the time it arrives at the killings, the ambiguities of guerrilla warfare have been presented in such a way as to render me undecided on what actually went down ...more
In January of 1863, the Confederacy's North Carolina 64th regiment led by Lieutenant-Colonel James A. Keith) captured an armed band of Unionist looters in the Shelton Laurel Community of North Carolina's Madison County. Keith, like much of the 64th,...more