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By Jonathan Dean Sarris

Most american citizens contemplate the Civil conflict as a sequence of dramatic clashes between
giant armies led by way of romantic-seeming leaders. yet within the Appalachian groups of North
Georgia, issues have been very varied. concentrating on Fannin and Lumpkin counties within the Blue Ridge
Mountains alongside Georgia’s northern border, A Separate Civil battle: groups in Conflict
within the Mountain South argues for a extra localized, idiosyncratic figuring out of this momentous
interval in our nation’s historical past. The publication finds that, for lots of members, this conflict was
fought much less for summary ideological motives than for purposes tied to domestic, family members, buddies, and
community.

Making use of a giant trove of letters, diaries, interviews, government
records, and sociological information, Jonathan Dean Sarris brings to existence a formerly obscured
model of our nation’s such a lot divisive and damaging struggle. From the outset, the prospect
of secession and warfare divided Georgia’s mountain groups alongside the strains of race and
faith, and warfare itself in simple terms heightened those tensions. because the accomplice govt begun to
draft males into the military and grab provides from farmers, many mountaineers grew to become more
disaffected nonetheless. They banded jointly in armed squads, scuffling with off accomplice soldiers,
nation defense force, and their very own pro-Confederate friends. an area civil conflict ensued, with every one side
seeing the opposite as a danger to legislations, order, and neighborhood itself. during this very personal
clash, either factions got here to dehumanize their enemies and use tools that stunned even
professional infantrymen with their savagery. but if the struggle used to be over in 1865, every one faction sought to
sanitize the prior and combine its tales into the nationwide myths later popularized approximately the
Civil battle. through arguing that the cause of opting for aspects had extra to do with neighborhood issues than
with competing ideologies or social or political visions, Sarris provides a much-needed complication
to the query of why males fought within the Civil War.

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